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tic(1M)								       tic(1M)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     tic - terminfo compiler

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     tic [ -v[n] ] [ -c	] file

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The command tic translates	a terminfo file	from the source	format into
     the compiled format.  The results are placed in the directory
     /usr/share/lib/terminfo.  The compiled format is necessary	for use	with
     the library routines in curses(3X).

     -vn     Specifies that (verbose) output be	written	to standard error
	     trace information showing tic's progress.	The optional integer n
	     is	a number from 1	to 10, inclusive, indicating the desired level
	     of	detail of information.	If n is	omitted, the default level is
	     1.	 If n is specified and greater than 1, the level of detail is

     -c	     Specifies to check	only file for errors.  Errors in use= links
	     are not detected.

     file    Contains one or more terminfo terminal descriptions in source
	     format (see terminfo(4)).	Each description in the	file describes
	     the capabilities of a particular terminal.	 When a	use=entry-name
	     field is discovered in a terminal entry currently being compiled,
	     tic reads in the binary from /usr/share/lib/terminfo to complete
	     the entry.	 (Entries created from file will be used first.	 If
	     the environment variable TERMINFO is set, that directory is
	     searched instead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.)  tic	duplicates the
	     capabilities in entry-name	for the	current	entry, with the
	     exception of those	capabilities that explicitly are defined in
	     the current entry.

     If	the environment	variable TERMINFO is set, the compiled results are
     placed there instead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.

     Total compiled entries cannot exceed 4096 bytes.  The name	field cannot
     exceed 128	bytes.	Terminal names exceeding 14 characters are truncated
     to	14 characters and a warning message will be printed.

   International Functions    [Toc]    [Back]
     tic can translate a terminfo(4) file including variables for
     international functionality from the source format	to the compiled

     tic also recognizes the environment variable TERMINFO with	a value	that
     includes characters from the supplementary	code sets as the pathname for
     the compiled result.

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tic(1M)								       tic(1M)

     Entry names in terminfo(4)	files must be in single-byte characters, since
     the compiled result will be placed	in a directory named using the first
     byte of the entry name.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/share/lib/terminfo/?/*     compiled terminal description database

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     captoinfo(1M), infocmp(1M), curses(3X), terminfo(4).

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     When an entry, for	example, entry_name_1, contains	a use=entry_name_2
     field, any	canceled capabilities in entry_name_2 must also	appear in
     entry_name_1 before use= for these	capabilities to	be canceled in

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