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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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 capabilities.


       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 /usr/share/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    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/share/terminfo Compiled terminal description database.

TRANSLATIONS FROM NONSTANDARD CAPABILITIES    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.


       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:


       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 automatically
 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:


	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    [Toc]    [Back]

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

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
       curses(3X), infocmp(1M), terminfo(5)

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>



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