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captoinfo(1)                General Commands Manual               captoinfo(1)



NAME
       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description

SYNOPSIS
       captoinfo [-vn width]  [-V] [-1] [-w width] file . . .

DESCRIPTION
       captoinfo  looks in file for termcap descriptions.  For each one found,
       an equivalent terminfo  description  is  written  to  standard  output.
       Termcap  tc  capabilities are translated directly to terminfo use capa-
       bilities.

       If no file is given, then the environment variable TERMCAP is used  for
       the  filename  or entry.  If TERMCAP is a full pathname to a file, only
       the terminal whose name is specified in the environment  variable  TERM
       is  extracted  from  that file.  If the environment variable TERMCAP is
       not set, then the file /etc/terminfo is read.

       -v   print out tracing information on standard  error  as  the  program
            runs.

       -V   print  out the version of the program in use on standard error and
            exit.

       -1   cause the fields to print out  one  to  a  line.   Otherwise,  the
            fields  will be printed several to a line to a maximum width of 60
            characters.

       -w   change the output to width characters.

FILES
       /etc/terminfo       Compiled terminal description database.

TRANSLATIONS FROM NONSTANDARD CAPABILITIES
       Some obsolete nonstandard capabilities will automatically be translated
       into  standard  (SVr4/XSI  Curses)  terminfo capabilities by captoinfo.
       Whenever one of these automatic translations is done, the program  will
       issue an notification to stderr, inviting the user to check that it has
       not mistakenly translated a completely unknown  and  random  capability
       and/or syntax error.

       c   c   c   c   c   c  c  c  l  l  l  l.   Nonstd    Std  From Terminfo
       name name      capability      _      BO   mr   AT&T enter_reverse_mode
       CI   vi   AT&T cursor_invisible            CV   ve   AT&T cursor_normal
       DS   mh   AT&T enter_dim_mode        EE   me   AT&T exit_attribute_mode
       FE   LF   AT&T label_on                        FL   LO   AT&T label_off
       XS   mk   AT&T enter_secure_mode            EN   @7   XENIX     key_end
       GE   ae   XENIX     exit_alt_charset_mode
       GS   as   XENIX     enter_alt_charset_mode HM   kh   XENIX     key_home
       LD   kL   XENIX     key_dl                PD   kN   XENIX     key_npage
       PN   po   XENIX     prtr_off                PS   pf   XENIX     prtr_on
       PU   kP   XENIX     key_ppage                  RT   @8   XENIX     kent
       UP   ku   XENIX     kcuu1 KA   k;   Tek  key_f10 KB   F1   Tek  key_f11
       KC   F2   Tek  key_f12   KD   F3   Tek  key_f13  KE   F4   Tek  key_f14
       KF   F5   Tek  key_f15                    BC   Sb   Tek  set_background
       FC   Sf   Tek  set_foreground HS   mh   Iris enter_dim_mode

       XENIX  termcap  also  used  to have a set of extension capabilities for
       forms drawing, designed to take  advantage  of  the  IBM  PC  high-half
       graphics.  They were as follows:

       c  c  l  l.   Cap  Graphic _ G2   upper left G3   lower left G1   upper
       right  G4   lower  right   GR   pointing   right   GL   pointing   left
       GU   pointing  up GD   pointing down GH   horizontal line GV   vertical
       line GC   intersection G6   upper left G7   lower left G5   upper right
       G8   lower   right  Gr   tee  pointing  right  Gr   tee  pointing  left
       Gu   tee  pointing  up  Gd   tee  pointing  down  Gh   horizontal  line
       Gv   vertical line Gc   intersection GG   acs magic cookie count

       If  the single-line capabilities occur in an entry, they will automati-
       cally be composed into an acsc string.   The  double-line  capabilities
       and GG are discarded with a warning message.

       IBM's  AIX  has  a  terminfo  facility descended from SVr1 terminfo but
       incompatible with the SVr4 format. The  following  AIX  extensions  are
       automatically translated:

       c   c   l   l.   IBM  XSI  _  ksel kslt  kbtab     kcbt  font0     s0ds
       font1     s1ds font2     s2ds font3     s3ds

       Additionally, the AIX box1 capability will be automatically  translated
       to an acsc string.

       Hewlett-Packard's  terminfo  library  supports two nonstandard terminfo
       capabilities meml (memory lock) and memu (memory unlock).   These  will
       be discarded with a warning message.

NOTES
       This utility is actually a link to tic(1), running in -I mode.  You can
       use other tic options such as -f and  -x.

       The trace option is not identical to SVr4's.  Under  SVr4,  instead  of
       following the -v with a trace level n, you repeat it n times.

SEE ALSO
       infocmp(1), ncurses(3NCURSES), terminfo(5)

       This describes ncurses version 5.7 (patch 20081213).

AUTHOR
       Eric S. Raymond <esrATsnark.com>



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