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term(5)								       term(5)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     term - conventional names for terminals

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     These names are used by certain commands (e.g., man(1), tabs(1), tput(1),
     vi(1) and curses(3X)) and are maintained as part of the shell environment
     in	the environment	variable TERM (see sh(1), profile(4), and environ(5)).

     Entries in	terminfo(4) source files consist of a number of	commaseparated
 fields.	(To obtain the source description for a	terminal, use
     the -I option of infocmp(1M).)  White space after each comma is ignored.
     The first line of each terminal description in the	terminfo(4) database
     gives the names by	which terminfo(4) knows	the terminal, separated	by bar
     ( | ) characters.	The first name given is	the most common	abbreviation
     for the terminal (this is the one to use to set the environment variable
     TERMINFO in $HOME/.profile; see profile(4)), the last name	given should
     be	a long name fully identifying the terminal, and	all others are
     understood	as synonyms for	the terminal name.  All	names but the last
     should contain no blanks and must be unique in the	first 14 characters;
     the last name may contain blanks for readability.

     Terminal names (except for	the last, verbose entry) should	be chosen
     using the following conventions.  The particular piece of hardware	making
     up	the terminal should have a root	name chosen, for example, for the AT&T
     4425 terminal, att4425.  This name	should not contain hyphens, except
     that synonyms may be chosen that do not conflict with other names.	 Up to
     8 characters, chosen from [a-z0-9], make up a basic terminal name.	 Names
     should generally be based on original vendors, rather than	local
     distributors.  A terminal acquired	from one vendor	should not have	more
     than one distinct basic name.  Terminal sub-models, operational modes
     that the hardware can be in, or user preferences, should be indicated by
     appending a hyphen	and an indicator of the	mode.  Thus, an	AT&T 4425
     terminal in 132 column mode would be att4425-w.  The following suffixes
     should be used where possible:

     Suffix		    Meaning		     Example
     -w	      Wide mode	(more than 80 columns)	     att4425-w
     -am      With auto. margins (usually default)   vt100-am
     -nam     Without automatic	margins		     vt100-nam
     -n	      Number of	lines on the screen	     aaa-60
     -na      No arrow keys (leave them	in local)    c100-na
     -np      Number of	pages of memory		     c100-4p
     -rv      Reverse video			     att4415-rv

     To	avoid conflicts	with the naming	conventions used in describing the
     different modes of	a terminal (e.g., -w), it is recommended that a
     terminal's	root name not contain hyphens.	Further, it is good practice
     to	make all terminal names	used in	the terminfo(4)	database unique.
     Terminal entries that are present only for	inclusion in other entries via
     the use= facilities should	have a '+' in their name, as in	4415+nl.

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term(5)								       term(5)

     Some of the known terminal	names may include the following	(for a
     complete list, type:  ls -C /usr/lib/terminfo/?):

     2621,hp2621		 Hewlett-Packard 2621 series
     2631			 Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer
     2631-c			 Hewlett-Packard 2631
				 line printer -	compressed mode
     2631-e			 Hewlett-Packard 2631
				 line printer -	expanded mode
     2640,hp2640		 Hewlett-Packard 2640 series
     2645,hp2645		 Hewlett-Packard 2645 series
     3270			 IBM Model 3270
     33,tty33			 AT&T Teletype Model 33	KSR
     35,tty35			 AT&T Teletype Model 35	KSR
     37,tty37			 AT&T Teletype Model 37	KSR
     4000a			 Trendata 4000a
     4014,tek4014		 TEKTRONIX 4014
     40,tty40			 AT&T Teletype Dataspeed 40/2
     43,tty43			 AT&T Teletype Model 43	KSR
     4410,5410			 AT&T 4410/5410	terminal
				 in 80-column mode - version 2
     4410-nfk,5410-nfk		 AT&T 4410/5410
				 without function keys - version 1
     4410-nsl,5410-nsl		 AT&T 4410/5410	without	pln defined
     4410-w,5410-w		 AT&T 4410/5410	in 132-column mode
     4410v1,5410v1		 AT&T 4410/5410	terminal
				 in 80-column mode - version 1
     4410v1-w,5410v1-w		 AT&T 4410/5410	terminal
				 in 132-column mode - version 1
     4415,5420			 AT&T 4415/5420	in 80-column mode
     4415-nl,5420-nl		 AT&T 4415/5420	without	changing labels
     4415-rv,5420-rv		 AT&T 4415/5420	80 columns in reverse video
     4415-rv-nl,5420-rv-nl	 AT&T 4415/5420	reverse	video
				 without changing labels
     4415-w,5420-w		 AT&T 4415/5420	in 132-column mode
     4415-w-nl,5420-w-nl	 AT&T 4415/5420	in 132-column mode
				 without changing labels
     4415-w-rv,5420-w-rv	 AT&T 4415/5420	132 columns in reverse video
     4415-w-rv-nl,5420-w-rv-nl	 AT&T 4415/5420	132 columns reverse video
				 without changing labels
     4418,5418			 AT&T 5418 in 80-column	mode
     4418-w,5418-w		 AT&T 5418 in 132-column mode
     4420			 AT&T Teletype Model 4420
     4424			 AT&T Teletype Model 4424
     4424-2			 AT&T Teletype Model 4424
				 in display function group ii
     4425,5425			 AT&T 4425/5425
     4425-fk,5425-fk		 AT&T 4425/5425	without	function keys
     4425-nl,5425-nl		 AT&T 4425/5425	without	changing labels
				 in 80-column mode

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     4425-w,5425-w		 AT&T 4425/5425	in 132-column mode
     4425-w-fk,5425-w-fk	 AT&T 4425/5425	without	function keys
				 in 132-column mode
     4425-nl-w,5425-nl-w	 AT&T 4425/5425	without	changing labels
				 in 132-column mode
     4426			 AT&T Teletype Model 4426S
     450			 DASI 450 (same	as Diablo 1620)
     450-12			 DASI 450 in 12-pitch mode
     500,att500			 AT&T-IS 500 terminal
     510,510a			 AT&T 510/510a in 80-column mode
     513bct,att513		 AT&T 513 bct terminal
     5320			 AT&T 5320 hardcopy terminal
     5420_2			 AT&T 5420 model 2 in 80-column	mode
     5420_2-w			 AT&T 5420 model 2 in 132-column mode
     5620,dmd			 AT&T 5620 terminal 88 columns
     5620-24,dmd-24		 AT&T Teletype Model DMD 5620 in a 24x80 layer
     5620-34,dmd-34		 AT&T Teletype Model DMD 5620 in a 34x80 layer
     610,610bct			 AT&T 610 bct terminal in 80-column mode
     610-w,610bct-w		 AT&T 610 bct terminal in 132-column mode
     7300,pc7300,unix_pc	 AT&T UNIX PC Model 7300
     735,ti			 Texas Instruments TI35	and TI25
     745			 Texas Instruments TI45
     dumb			 generic name for terminals that lack reverse
				 line-feed and other special escape sequences
     hp				 Hewlett-Packard (same as 2645)
     iris-ansi			 SGI wsh(1) ANSI emulator (40 lines)
     iris-ansi-24		 SGI wsh(1) ANSI emulator (24 lines)
     iris-ansi-66		 SGI wsh(1) ANSI emulator (66 lines)
     iris-ansi-net		 SGI remote login from wsh(1) window
     lp				 generic name for a line printer
     pt505			 AT&T Personal Terminal	505 (22	lines)
     pt505-24			 AT&T Personal Terminal	505 (24-line mode)
     rwsiris			 SGI remote login from visual 50 emulator
     sync			 generic name for synchronous Teletype Model
				 4540-compatible terminals
     wsiris			 SGI visual 50 terminal	emulator

     Commands whose behavior depends on	the type of terminal should accept
     arguments of the form -Tterm where	term is	one of the names given above;
     if	no such	argument is present, such commands should obtain the terminal
     type from the environment variable	TERM, which, in	turn, should contain

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     infocmp(1M), man(1), sh(1), stty(1), tabs(1), tplot(1G), tput(1), vi(1),
     curses(3X), profile(4), terminfo(4), environ(5)

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term(5)								       term(5)

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Not all programs follow the above naming conventions.

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