tic - Translates terminfo files from source to compiled format
tic [-v[number]] [-c] [file...]
The tic command translates terminfo files from the source format into the
-c Checks the file for errors only. Errors in the use= field are not
Writes trace information on the progress of the tic command. The number
parameter is an integer, from 0 to 8, that increases the level of ver-
bosity. If number is omitted, the default is 1.
If a file is not specified, the tic command reads standard input.
The tic command places the results in the /usr/share/lib/terminfo direc-
tory. If the TERMINFO environment variable is set, the results are placed
there instead of in /usr/share/lib/terminfo.
The tic command compiles all terminfo descriptions in the file or files
specified by the file variable. When the tic command finds a use= field, it
searches first the current file, then reads in the binary from
/usr/share/lib/terminfo to complete the entry. If the environment variable
TERMINFO is set, that directory is searched instead of
The size of a compiled entry cannot exceed 4096 bytes and the name field
cannot exceed 128 bytes. Terminal names exceeding 14 characters are trun-
cated to 14 characters and a warning message is printed.
The following environment variables affect the behavior of tic:
Causes the command to behave as a System V command if the value of this
environment variable is set to SVR4 or svr4. The options designated by
[SVR4] are honored while identical non-System V options are ignored.
Command output and error messages also follow System V conventions.
Terminal information database.
Commands: captoinfo(1), infocmp(1)