cp_dirs - Database configuration file used by worldwide support software
The cp_dirs configuration file determines the locations for the following
set of database or data files:
+ The character attribute database for user-defined characters (see
cedit(1) and cgen(1))
+ Font database files and preload font database files for user-defined
Font database files are used by the On-Demand Loading (ODL) mechanism.
Preload font database files are used with terminals that are designed
specifically for multibyte characters. Refer to odl(5) for more infor-
+ BDF and PCF format font files for user-defined characters
These files are used for graphical user interface displays.
+ Input key sequence databases used by DECwindows and CDE input method
servers and by terminals that are designed specifically for multibyte
+ Collating value database used for sorting (see asort(1))
+ Phrase databases used with both the software and the hardware phrase
input methods (see phrase(1) and sim(5)).
In the cp_dirs file, lines beginning with the # character are treated as
comments. Each line that is not a comment constitutes an entry and adheres
to the following format:
service-name std-path sys-path usr-path
In this format:
Can be one of the following values:
bdf Specifies the BDF format font files for GUI interfaces.
cdb Specifies the collating value database.
iks Specifies the input key sequence databases.
odl Specifies the ODL font databases.
pcf Specifies PCF format font files for GUI interfaces.
pre Specifies the raw font files used to preload multibyte terminals.
sim Specifies the phrase input method database.
udc Specifies the character attribute database.
Specifies the location of the database files for standard character
Specifies the location of the system-wide database files for user-
Specifies the location of private database files for user-defined char-
The std-path, sys-path, and usr-path values must be one of the following:
+ An absolute pathname (that begins with /)
+ A pathname relative to the home directory (that begins with ~/)
+ The hyphen (-) to indicate that the field does not apply to the ser-
vice that the entry describes
Database location configuration file
Commands: asort(1), cedit(1), cgen(1), phrase(1)
Others: odl(5), sim(5)