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       terminfo - Describes terminals by capability

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       A terminfo file is a database that describes the capabilities
 and method of operation  of  various  terminals.  The
       database includes definitions of initialization sequences,
       padding requirements, cursor positioning, and  other  command
 sequences that control specific terminals.

       Before a terminfo source file can be used, it must be compiled
  using  the  tic  command.   The  compiled  terminfo
       entries    are   placed   into   subdirectories   of   the
       /usr/lib/terminfo directory.  This directory may be  redefined
  with  the  TERMINFO  environment variable.  See the
       EXAMPLES section for more information on  using  the  TERMINFO
 environment variable.

       Each  terminfo  file  entry consists of a number of fields
       separated by commas.  Any white space  between  commas  is
       ignored.  The  first  field for each terminal supplies the
       names the terminal is known by, separated by vertical bars
       (|).  The first name given is the most common abbreviation
       for the terminal, the last name given is a long name fully
       identifying  the terminal, and all others are synonyms for
       the terminal name.  All names except the last are in  lowercase
 and do not contain any white space.

       The fields following the terminal name supply the capabilities
 of the terminal.  Although capability names have  no
       absolute  length  limit, an informal limit of 5 characters
       is adopted to keep them short and to allow the tabs in the
       source  file caps to be aligned.  Whenever possible, names
       are chosen to be the same as or similar to the ANSI  X3.64
       standard of 1979.

       Terminal names (except the last) are chosen using the following
 conventions.  A root name is  chosen  to  represent
       the  particular hardware class of the terminal.  This name
       does not contain hyphens, except to  avoid  synonyms  that
       conflict with other names. Possible modes for the hardware
       or  user  preferences  are  indicated  by  appending  a  -
       (hyphen) and one of the following suffixes: With automatic
       margins (usually default) Color mode Wide mode (more  than
       80  columns)  Without automatic margins Number of lines on
       the screen No arrow keys (leave them in local)  Number  of
       pages of memory Reverse video

       Thus,  a  vt100  terminal  in  132-column  mode  would  be

       Capabilities in the terminfo  file  are  of  three  types:
       Boolean  capabilities  indicate that the terminal has some
       particular feature. Boolean capabilities are evaluated  as
       true if the corresponding name is in the terminal description.
  Numeric capabilities give the size of the  terminal
       or  the  size  of  particular delays.  String capabilities
       give a sequence that can be  used  to  perform  particular
       terminal operations.

       To  continue  an  entry  onto  multiple lines, place white
       space at the beginning of each subsequent line.  Include a
       comment on a line beginning with the # (number sign) character.
 To comment out an individual capability, precede it
       with a (dot).

   List of Capabilities    [Toc]    [Back]
       The  following  table shows the C variable (which the programmer
 uses to access  the  terminfo  capabilities),  the
       capability  name  (the  short name used in the text of the
       database), the 2-letter internal code used in the compiled
       database  (always  corresponding  to  a termcap capability
       name), and a short description of each capability.

       Boolean                Name    Code   Description
       auto_left_margin       bw      bw     Indicates cub1 wraps from column  0
                                             (zero) to last column.
       auto_right_margin      am      am     Indicates  terminal  has  automatic
       back_color_erase       bce     be     Screen   erased   with   background
       beehive_glitch         xsb     xs     Indicates  a terminal with F1=<esc>
                                             and F2=Ctrl-C.
       can_change             ccc     cc     Terminal  can  re-define   existing
       ceol_standout_glitch   xhp     xs     Indicates  standout  not  erased by
       col_addr_glitch        xhpa    YA     Only positive motion  for  hpa/mhpa
       cpi_changes_res        cpix    YF     Changing  character  pitch  changes
       cr_can-                crxm    YB     Using  a  carriage return turns off
       cels_micro_mode                       micro mode.
       eat_newline_glitch     xenl    xn     Ignores newline character after  80
       erase_overstrike       eo      eo     Erases overstrikes with a blank.
       generic_type           gn      gn     Indicates  generic  line type (such
                                             as dialup, switch).
       hard_copy              hc      hc     Indicates hardcopy terminal.
       hard_cursor            chts    HC     Cursor is hard to see.
       has_meta_key           km      km     Indicates terminal has a  meta  key
                                             (shift, sets parity bit).
       has_print_wheel        daisy   YC     Printer  needs  operator  to change
                                             character set.
       has_status_line        hs      hs     Indicates terminal has extra status
       hue_lightness_satu-    hls     hl     Terminal uses only HLS color  notaration
                                tion (Tektronix).
       insert_null_glitch     in      in     Indicates insert mode distinguishes
       lpi_changes_res        lpix    YG     Changing line pitch changes resolution.

       memory_above           da      da     Retains  information  above display
                                             in memory.
       memory_below           db      db     Retains information  below  display
                                             in memory.
       move_insert_mode       mir     mi     Indicates  safe  to  move  while in
                                             insert mode.
       move_standout_mode     msgr    ms     Indicates safe to move in  standout
       needs_xon_xoff         nxon    nx     Padding  will  not  work,  xon/xoff
       non_rev_rmcup          nrrmc   NR     smcup does not reverse rmcup.
       no_pad_char            npc     NP     Pad character does not exist.
       over_strike            os      os     Indicates terminal overstrikes.

       prtr_silent            mc5i    5i     Printer will not echo on screen.
       row_addr_glitch        xvpa    YD     Only positive motion  for  rpa/mvpa
       semi_auto_right_mar-   sam     YE     Printing in last  column  causes  a
       gin                                   carriage return.
       status_line_esc_ok     eslok   es     Indicates escape can be used on the
                                             status line.
       teleray_glitch         xt      xt     Indicates  destructive   tabs   and
                                             blanks   inserted   while  entering
                                             standout mode.
       tilde_glitch           hz      hz     Indicates terminal cannot  print  ~
                                             (tilde) characters.
       transparent_under-     ul      ul     Overstrikes with underline  characline
       xon_xoff               xon     xo     Indicates  terminal  uses  xon/xoff

       Number                 Name     Code   Description
       buffer_capacity        bufsz    Ya     Number  of  bytes  buffered  before
       columns                cols     co     Specifies  the number of columns in
                                              a line.
       dot_horz_spacing       spinh    Yc     Spacing  of  dots  horizontally  in
                                              dots per inch.
       dot_vert_spacing       spinv    Yb     Spacing  of pins vertically in pins
                                              per inch.
       init_tabs              it       it     Provides tabs  initially  every  #1
       label_height           lh       lh     Number of rows in each label.
       label_width            lw       lw     Number of columns in each label.
       lines                  lines    li     Specifies  the  number  of lines on
                                              screen or page.
       lines_of_memory        lm       lm     Specifies the number  of  lines  of
                                              memory  if  greater than the number
                                              of lines on the screen.  A value of
                                              0  (zero) indicates that the number
                                              of lines is variable.
       magic_cookie_glitch    xmc      sg     Indicates number of  blank  characters
 left by smso or rmso.
       max_colors             colors   Co     Maximum  number  of  colors  on the
       max_micro_address      maddr    Yd     Maximum value in micro_..._address.
       max_micro_jump         mjump    Ye     Maximum value in parm_..._micro.
       max_pairs              pairs    pa     Maximum number  of  color-pairs  on
                                              the screen.
       micro_col_size         mcs      Yf     Character  step  size when in micro
       micro_line_size        mls      Yg     Line step size when in micro mode.
       no_color_video         ncv      NC     Video  attributes  that  cannot  be
       number_of_pins         npins    Yh     Number of pins in print-head.
       num_labels             nlab     Nl     Number  of  labels on screen (start
                                              at 1).
       output_res_char        orc      Yi     Horizontal resolution in units  per
       output_res_line        orl      Yj     Vertical  resolution  in  units per
       output_res_horz_inch   orhi     Yk     Horizontal resolution in units  per
       output_res_vert_inch   orvi     Yl     Vertical  resolution  in  units per

       padding_baud_rate      pb       pb     Indicates lowest  baud  where  carriage
   return   and   line  return
                                              padding is needed.
       virtual_terminal       vt       vt     Indicates virtual terminal number.
       wide_char_size         widcs    Yn     Character step size when in double.
       width_status_lines     wsl      ws     Specifies the number of columns  in
                                              status line.

       String                   Name     Code   Description
       acs_chars                acsc     ac     Graphic    character   set
                                                pairs aAbBcC.
       alt_scancode_esc         scesca   SY     Alternate escape for scancode
       appl_defined_str         apstr    za     Application-defined terminal
       back_tab                 cbt      bt     Back tab. (P)
       bell                     bel      bl     Produces an audible signal
                                                (bell).  (P)
       bit_image_car-           bicr     Yv     Move to beginning of  same
       riage_return                             row (use tparm).
       bit_image_newline        binel    Zz     Move  to  next  row of the
                                                bit image (use tparm).
       bit_image_repeat         birep    Xy     Repeat bit-image  cell  #1
                                                #2 times (use tparm).
       box_chars_1              box1     bx     Box   characters   primary
       box_chars_2              box2     by     Box  characters  alternate
       box_attr_1               batt1    Bx     Attributes             for
       box_attr_2               batt2    By     Attributes             for
       carriage_return          cr       cr     Indicates carriage return.
       change_char_pitch        cpi      ZA     Change number  of  characters
 per inch.
       change_scroll_region     csr      cs     Changes  scroll  region to
                                                lines 1 through 2. (PG)
       change_line_pitch        lpi      ZB     Change number of lines per
       change_res_horz          chr      ZC     Change  horizontal resolution.

       change_res_vert          cvr      ZD     Change  vertical   resolution.

       char_padding             rmp      rP     Similar to insert_padding,
                                                but when in replace  mode.
       char_set_names           csnm     Zy     List   of   character  set
       clear_all_tabs           tbc      ct     Clears all tab stops. (P)
       clear_margins            mgc      MC     Clear  all  margins  (top,
                                                bottom, and sides).
       clear_screen             clear    cl     Clears   screen  and  puts
                                                cursor in  home  position.
       clr_bol                  el1      cb     Clear   to   beginning  of
                                                line, inclusive.
       clr_eol                  el       ce     Clears to end of line. (P)
       clr_eos                  ed       cd     Clears to end of the  display.
       code_set_init            csin     ci     Init sequence for multiple

       String               Name      Code   Description
       color_bg_0           colb0     d0     Background color 0 black.
       color_bg_1           colb1     d1     Background color 1 red.
       color_bg_2           colb2     d2     Background color 2 green.
       color_bg_3           colb3     d3     Background color 3 brown.
       color_bg_4           colb4     d4     Background color 4 blue.
       color_bg_5           colb5     d5     Background     color     5
       color_bg_6           colb6     d6     Background color 6 cyan.
       color_bg_7           colb7     d7     Background color 7 white.
       color_fg_0           colf0     c0     Foreground color 0 white.
       color_fg_1           colf1     c1     Foreground color 1 red.
       color_fg_2           colf2     c2     Foreground color 2 green.
       color_fg_3           colf3     c3     Foreground color 3 brown.
       color_fg_4           colf4     c4     Foreground color 4 blue.
       color_fg_5           colf5     c5     Foreground     color     5
       color_fg_6           colf6     c6     Foreground color 6 cyan.
       color_fg_7           colf7     c7     Foreground color 7 black.
       color_names          colornm   Yw     Give name for color #1.
       column_address       hpa       ch     Sets cursor column. (PG)
       command_character    cmdch     CC     Indicates terminal command
                                             prototype character can be
       cursor_address       cup       cm     Indicates screen  relative
                                             cursor  motion  row #1 col
                                             #2. (PG)
       cursor_down          cud1      do     Moves  cursor   down   one
       cursor_home          home      ho     Moves cursor to home position
 (if no cup).
       cursor_invisible     civis     vi     Makes cursor invisible.
       cursor_left          cub1      le     Moves  cursor   left   one
       cursor_mem_address   mrcup     CM     Indicates  memory relative
                                             cursor addressing.
       cursor_normal        cnorm     ve     Makes cursor appear normal
                                             (undo vs or vi).
       cursor_right         cuf1      nd     Indicates   nondestructive
                                             space (cursor right).
       cursor_to_ll         ll        ll     Moves cursor to first column
  of  last  line (if no
       cursor_up            cuu1      up     Moves cursor up  one  line
                                             (cursor up).
       cursor_visible       cvvis     vs     Makes cursor very visible.

       String                    Name    Code   Description
       define_bit_image_region   defbi   Yx     Define  rectangular   bitimage
  region (use tparm).
       define_char               defc    ZE     Define a  character  in  a
                                                character set.
       delete_character          dch1    dc     Deletes character. (P*)
       delete_line               dl1     dl     Deletes line. (P*)
       device_type               devt    dv     Indicate  language/codeset
       display_pc_char           dispc   SP     Display PC character.
       dis_status_line           dsl     ds     Disables status line.
       down_half_line            hd      hd     Indicates subscript  (forward
 1/2 linefeed).

       ena_acs                   enacs   eA     Enable alternate character
       end_bit_image_region      endbi   Yy     End  a  bit-image   region
                                                (use tparm).
       enter_alt_charset_mode    smacs   as     Starts alternate character
                                                set (P)
       enter_am_mode             smam    SZ     Turn on automatic margins
       enter_blink_mode          blink   mb     Enables blinking
       enter_bold_mode           bold    md     Enables    bold     (extra
                                                bright) mode
       enter_ca_mode             smcup   ti     Begins  programs  that use
       enter_delete_mode         smdc    dm     Starts delete mode
       enter_dim_mode            dim     mh     Enables half-bright mode
       enter_doublewide_mode     swidm   ZF     Enable double wide  printing

       enter_draft_quality       sdrfq   ZG     Set draft quality print
       enter_insert_mode         smir    m      Starts insert mode
       enter_italics_mode        sitm    ZH     Enable italics
       enter_leftward_mode       slm     ZI     Enable  leftward  carriage
       enter_micro_mode          smicm   ZJ     Enable micro motion  capabilities

       enter_near_letter_qual-   snlq    ZK     Set  near-letter   quality
       ity                                      print
       enter_normal_quality      snrmq   ZL     Set   near-letter  quality
       enter_pc_charset_mode     smpch   SQ     Enter PC character display

       String                   Name    Code   Description
       enter_protected_mode     prot    mp     Enables protected mode.
       enter_reverse_mode       rev     mr     Enables reverse video mode
       enter_scancode_mode      smsc    ST     Enter PC scancode mode
       enter_secure_mode        invis   mk     Enables  blank mode (characters
       enter_shadow_mode        sshm    ZM     Enable shadow printing
       enter_standout_mode      smso    so     Begins standout mode.
       enter_subscript_mode     ssubm   ZN     Enable subscript printing
       enter_superscript_mode   ssupm   ZO     Enable superscript  printing

       enter_underline_mode     smul    us     Starts underscore mode.
       enter_upward_mode        sum     ZP     Enable   upward   carriage
       enter_xon_mode           smxon   SX     Turn on xon/xoff handshaking

       erase_chars              ech     ec     Erases #1 characters. (PG)
       exit_alt_charset_mode    rmacs   ae     Ends  alternate  character
                                               set.  (P)
       exit_am_mode             rmam    RA     Turn off automatic margins
       exit_attribute_mode      sgr0    me     Disables all attributes.
       exit_ca_mode             rmcup   te     Ends  programs  that   use
       exit_delete_mode         rmdc    ed     Ends delete mode.
       exit_doublewide_mode     rwidm   ZQ     Disable double wide printing

       exit_insert_mode         rmir    ei     Ends insert mode.
       exit_italics_mode        ritm    ZR     Disable italics.
       exit_leftward_mode       rlm     ZS     Enable rightward (normal).
       exit_micro_mode          rmicm   ZT     Disable micro motion capabilities.

       exit_pc_charset_mode     rmpch   SS     Disable  PC character display
       exit_scancode_mode       rmsc    SU     Disable PC scancode mode.
       exit_shadow_mode         rshm    ZU     Disable shadow printing.
       exit_standout_mode       rmso    se     Ends standout mode.
       exit_subscript_mode      rsubm   ZV     Disable  subscript  printing.

       exit_superscript_mode    rsupm   ZW     Disable superscript printing.


       String                Name    Code   Description
       exit_underline_mode   rmul    ue     Ends underscore mode.
       exit_upward_mode      rum     ZX     Enable downward (normal).
       exit_xon_mode         rmxon   RX     Turn  off  xon/xoff  handshaking.

       flash_screen          lash    vb     Indicates visual bell (may
                                            not move cursor).
       font_0                font0   f0     Select font 0.
       font_1                font1   f1     Select font 1.
       font_2                font2   f2     Select font 2.
       font_3                font3   f3     Select font 3.
       font_4                font4   f4     Select font 4.
       font_5                font5   f5     Select font 5.
       font_6                font6   f6     Select font 6.
       font_7                font7   f7     Select font 7.
       form_feed             ff      ff     Ejects page (hardcopy terminal).
       from_status_line      fsl     fs     Returns from status line.
       init_1string          is1     i1     Initializes terminal.
       init_2string          is2     i2     Initializes terminal.
       init_3string          is3     i3     Initializes terminal.
       init_file             if      if     Identifies file containing
       initialize_color      initc   Ic     Initialize the  definition
                                            of color.
       initialize_pair       initp   Ip     Initialize color-pair.
       insert_character      ich1    ic     Inserts character. (P)
       insert_line           il1     al     Adds new blank line. (P*)
       insert_padding        ip      ip     Inserts  pad after character
 inserted.  (P*)
       key_action            kact    kJ     Sent by the action key.
       key_backspace         kbs     kb     Sent by the backspace key.
       key_back_tab          kbtab   k0     Sent by the backtab key.
       key_beg               kbeg    @1     KEY_BEG,   sent   by   the
                                            beg(inning) key.
       key_btab              kcbt    kB     KEY_BTAB,   sent   by  the
                                            back-tab key.
       key_cancel            kcan    @2     KEY_CANCEL,  sent  by  the
                                            cancel key.

       String             Name    Code   Description
       key_catab          ktbc    ka     Sent by the clear-all-tabs
       key_clear          kclr    kC     Sent by  the  clear-screen
                                         or erase key.
       key_close          kclo    @3     KEY_CLOSE,   sent  by  the
                                         close key.
       key_copy           kcpy    @5     KEY_COPY, sent by the copy

       key_create         kcrt    @6     KEY_CREATE,  sent  by  the
                                         create key.
       key_ctab           kctab   kt     Sent by the clear-tab key.
       key_command        kcmd    kc     Command request key.
       key_command_pane   kcpn    kW     Command pane key.
       key_dc             kdch1   kD     Sent by the delete-character
       key_dl             kdl1    kL     Sent  by  the  delete-line
       key_do             kdo     ki     Do request key.
       key_down           kcud1   kd     Sent by the terminal  cursor
 down key.
       key_eic            krmir   kM     Sent  by  rmir  or smir in
                                         insert mode.
       key_end            kend    kw     End key.
       key_enter          kent    @8     KEY_ENTER,  sent  by   the
                                         enter/send key.
       key_eol            ke1     kE     Sent  by the clear-to-endof-line
       key_eos            ked     kS     Sent by the  clear-to-endof-screen
       key_exit           kext    @9     KEY_EXIT, sent by the exit

       String    Name   Code   Description
       key_f0    kf0    k0     Sent by function key F0.
       key_f1    kf1    k1     Sent by function key F1.
       key_f2    kf2    k2     Sent by function key F2.
       key_f3    kf3    k3     Sent by function key F3.
       key_f4    kf4    k4     Sent by function key F4.
       key_f5    kf5    k5     Sent by function key F5.
       key_f6    kf6    k6     Sent by function key F6.
       key_f7    kf7    k7     Sent by function key F7.
       key_f8    kf8    k8     Sent by function key F8.
       key_f9    kf9    k9     Sent by function key F9.
       key_f10   kf10   k      Sent by function key F10.
       key_f11   kf11   k<     Sent by function key F11.
       key_f12   kf12   k>     Sent by function key F12.
       key_f13   kf13   k!     Sent by function key F13.
       key_f14   kf14   k@     Sent by function key F14.
       key_f15   kf15   k#     Sent by function key F15.
       key_f16   kf16   k$     Sent by function key F16.
       key_f17   kf17   k%     Sent by function key F17.
       key_f18   kf18   k^     Sent by function key F18.
       key_f19   kf19   k&     Sent by function key F19.
       key_f20   kf20   k*     Sent by function key F20.
       key_f21   kf21   k(     Sent by function key F21.
       key_f22   kf22   k)     Sent by function key F22.
       key_f23   kf23   k-     Sent by function key F23.
       key_f24   kf24   k_     Sent by function key F24.
       key_f25   kf25   k+     Sent by function key F25.
       key_f26   kf26   k,     Sent by function key F26.
       key_f27   kf27   k:     Sent by function key F27.
       key_f28   kf28   k?     Sent by function key F28.
       key_f29   kf29   k[     Sent by function key F29.
       key_f30   kf30   k]     Sent by function key F30.
       key_f31   kf31   k{     Sent by function key F31.
       key_f32   kf32   k}     Sent by function key F32.
       key_f33   kf33   k|     Sent by function key F33.
       key_f34   kf34   k~     Sent by function key F34.
       key_f35   kf35   k/     Sent by function key F35.

       key_f36   kf36   k=     Sent by function key F36.

       String    Name   Code   Description
       key_f37   kf37   FR     KEY_F(37) sent by function
                               key F37.
       key_f38   kf38   FS     KEY_F(38) sent by function
                               key F38.
       key_f39   kf39   FT     KEY_F(39) sent by function
                               key F39.
       key_f40   kf40   FU     KEY_F(40) sent by function
                               key F40.
       key_f41   kf41   FV     KEY_F(41) sent by function
                               key F41.
       key_f42   kf42   FW     KEY_F(42) sent by function
                               key F42.
       key_f43   kf43   FX     KEY_F(43) sent by function
                               key F43.
       key_f44   kf44   FY     KEY_F(44) sent by function
                               key F44.
       key_f45   kf45   FZ     KEY_F(45) sent by function
                               key F45.
       key_f46   kf46   Fa     KEY_F(46) sent by function
                               key F46.
       key_f47   kf47   Fb     KEY_F(47) sent by function
                               key F47.
       key_f48   kf48   Fc     KEY_F(48) sent by function
                               key F48.
       key_f49   kf49   Fd     KEY_F(49) sent by function
                               key F49.
       key_f50   kf50   Fe     KEY_F(50) sent by function
                               key F50
       key_f51   kf51   Ff     KEY_F(51) sent by function
                               key F51.
       key_f52   kf52   Fg     KEY_F(52) sent by function
                               key F52.
       key_f53   kf53   Fh     KEY_F(53) sent by function
                               key F53.
       key_f54   kf54   Fi     KEY_F(54) sent by function
                               key F54.
       key_f55   kf55   Fj     KEY_F(55) sent by function
                               key F55.
       key_f56   kf56   Fk     KEY_F(56) sent by function
                               key F56.
       key_f57   kf57   Fl     KEY_F(57) sent by function
                               key F57.
       key_f58   kf58   Fm     KEY_F(58) sent by function
                               key F58.
       key_f59   kf59   Fn     KEY_F(59) sent by function
                               key F59.
       key_f60   kf60   Fo     KEY_F(60) sent by function
                               key F60.
       key_f61   kf61   Fp     KEY_F(61) sent by function
                               key F61.
       key_f62   kf62   Fq     KEY_F(62) sent by function
                               key F62.
       key_f63   kf63   Fr     KEY_F(63) sent by function
                               key F63.

       String          Name    Code   Description
       key_find        kfnd    @0     KEY_FIND sent by find key
       key_help        khlp    kq     Help key.
       key_home        khome   kh     Sent by home key.
       key_ic          kich1   kI     Sent   by  insert  character/enter
 insert mode key.
       key_il          kil1    kA     Sent by insert line key.
       key_left        kcub1   kl     Sent  by  terminal  cursor
                                      left key.
       key_ll          kll     kH     Sent by home-down key.
       key_mark        kmrk    %2     KEY_MARK,  sent  by   mark
       key_message     kmsg    %3     KEY_MESSAGE,  sent by message
       key_move        kmov    %4     KEY_MOVE,  sent  by   move
       key_newline     knl     kn     New-line key.
       key_next_pane   knpn    kv     Next-pane key.
       key_npage       knp     kN     Sent by next-page key.
       key_open        kopn    %6     KEY_OPEN,   sent  by  open
       key_options     kopt    %7     KEY_OPTIONS,    sent    by
                                      options key.
       key_ppage       kpp     kP     Sent by previous-page key.
       key_prev_cmd    kpcmd   kp     Sent  by  previous-command
       key_prev_pane   kppn    kV     Previous pane key.
       key_previous    kprv    %8     KEY_PREVIOUS, sent by previous-object.

       key_print       kprt    %9     KEY_PRINT,  sent  by print
                                      or copy key.
       key_quit        kquit   kQ     Quit key.
       key_redo        krdo    %0     KEY_REDO,  sent  by   redo
       key_reference   kref    &1     KEY_REFERENCE,   sent   by
                                      ref(erence) key.
       key_refresh     krfr    &2     KEY_REFRESH,    sent    by
                                      refresh key.
       key_replace     krpl    &3     KEY_REPLACE,    sent    by
                                      replace key.
       key_restart     krst    &4     KEY_RESTART,    sent    by
                                      restart key.
       key_resume      kres    &5     KEY_RESUME, sent by resume
       key_right       kcuf1   kr     Sent  by  terminal  cursor
                                      right key.

       String             Name    Code   Description
       key_save           ksav    &6     KEY_SAVE,   sent  by  save
       key_sbeg           kBEG    &9     KEY_SBEG, sent by  shifted
                                         beginning key.
       key_scancel        kCAN    &0     KEY_SCANCEL,    sent    by
                                         shifted cancel key.
       key_scommand       kCMD    *1     KEY_SCOMMAND,   sent    by
                                         shifted cmd (command) key.
       key_scopy          kCPY    *2     KEY_SCOPY, sent by shifted
                                         copy key.
       key_screate        kCRT    *3     KEY_SCREATE,    sent    by
                                         shifted create key.

       key_scroll_left    kscl    kz     Scroll left.
       key_scroll_right   kscr    kZ     Scroll right.
       key_sdc            kDC     *4     KEY_SDC, sent  by  shifted
                                         delete-char key.
       key_sdl            kDL     *5     KEY_SDL,  sent  by shifted
                                         delete-line key.
       key_select         ksel    kU     Select key.
       key_send           kEND    *7     KEY_SEND, sent by  shifted
                                         end key.
       key_seol           kEOL    *8     KEY_SEOL,  sent by shifted
                                         clear-line key.
       key_sexit          kEXT    *9     KEY_SEXIT, sent by shifted
                                         exit key.
       key_sf             kind    kF     Sent     by    scroll-forward/down
       key_sf1            ksf1    S1     Special function key 1.
       key_sf2            ksf2    S2     Special function key 2.
       key_sf3            ksf3    S3     Special function key 3.
       key_sf4            ksf4    S4     Special function key 4.
       key_sf5            ksf5    S5     Special function key 5.
       key_sf6            ksf6    S6     Special function key 6.
       key_sf7            ksf7    S7     Special function key 7.
       key_sf8            ksf8    S8     Special function key 8.
       key_sf9            ksf9    S9     Special function key 9.
       key_sf10           ksf10   SA     Special function key 10.

       String          Name    Code   Description
       key_sfind       kFND    *0     KEY_SFIND, sent by shifted
                                      find key.
       key_shelp       kHLP    #1     KEY_SHELP, sent by shifted
                                      help key.
       key_shome       kHOM    #2     KEY_SHOME, sent by shifted
                                      home key.
       key_sic         kIC     #3     KEY_SIC,  sent  by shifted
                                      input key.
       key_sleft       kLFT    #4     KEY_SLEFT, sent by shifted
       key_smap_in1    kmpf1   Kv     Input  for  special mapped
                                      key 1.
       key_smap_out1   kmpt1   KV     Output for mapped key 1.
       key_smap_in2    kmpf2   Kw     Input for  special  mapped
                                      key 2.
       key_smap_out2   kmpt2   KW     Output for mapped key 2.

       String          Name    Code   Description
       key_smap_in3    kmpf3   Kx     Input  for  special mapped
                                      key 3.
       key_smap_out3   kmpt3   KX     Output for mapped key 3.
       key_smap_in4    kmpf4   Ky     Input for  special  mapped
                                      key 4.
       key_smap_out4   kmpt4   KY     Output for mapped key 4.
       key_smap_in5    kmpf5   Kz     Input  for  special mapped
                                      key 5.
       key_smap_out5   kmpt5   KZ     Output for mapped key 5.
       key_smap_in6    kmpf6   Kr     Input for  special  mapped
                                      key 6.
       key_smap_out6   kmpt6   KR     Output for mapped key 6.
       key_smap_in7    kmpf7   Ks     Input  for  special mapped
                                      key 7.

       key_smap_out7   kmpt7   KS     Output for mapped key 7.
       key_smap_in8    kmpf8   Kt     Input for  special  mapped
                                      key 8.
       key_smap_out8   kmpt8   KT     Output for mapped key 8.
       key_smap_in9    kmpf9   Ku     Input  for  special mapped
                                      key 9.
       key_smap_out9   kmpt9   KU     Output for mapped key 9.
       key_smessage    kMSG    %a     KEY_SMESSAGE,   sent    by
                                      shifted message.
       key_smove       kMOV    %b     KEY_SMOVE, sent by shifted
                                      move key.
       key_snext       kNXT    %c     KEY_SNEXT, sent by shifted
                                      next key.
       key_soptions    kOPT    %d     KEY_SOPTIONS,    sent   by
                                      shifted options.
       key_sprevious   kPRV    %e     KEY_SPREVIOUS,   sent   by
                                      shifted previous key.
       key_sprint      kPRT    %f     KEY_SPRINT,     sent    by
                                      shifted print key.
       key_sr          kri     kR     Sent by scroll-backward/up
       key_sredo       kRDO    %g     KEY_SREDO, sent by shifted
                                      redo key.
       key_sreplace    kRPL    %h     KEY_SREPLACE,   sent    by
                                      shifted replace key.
       key_sright      kRIT    %i     KEY_SRIGHT,     sent    by
                                      shifted right arrow key.
       key_srsume      kRES    %j     KEY_SRSUME,    sent     by
                                      shifted resume key.
       key_ssave       kSAV    !1     KEY_SSAVE,  sent  by  save
       key_ssuspend    kSPD    !2     KEY_SSUSPEND,   sent    by
                                      shifted suspend key.

       String                 Name    Code   Description
       key_stab               khts    k      Sent by set-tab key.
       key_sundo              kUND    !3     KEY_SUNDO, sent by shifted
                                             undo key.
       key_suspend            kspd    &7     KEY_SUSPEND, sent by  suspend
       key_tab                ktab    ko     Tab key.
       key_undo               kund    &8     KEY_UNDO sent by undo key.
       key_up                 kcuu1   ku     Sent by terminal cursor up
       keypad_local           rmkx    ke     Ends keypad transmit mode.
       keypad_xmit            smkx    ks     Puts  terminal  in  keypad
                                             transmit mode.
       lab_f0                 f0      l0     Labels  function key F0 if
                                             not F0.
       lab_f1                 lf1     l1     Labels function key F1  if
                                             not F1.
       lab_f2                 lf2     l2     Labels  function key F2 if
                                             not F2.
       lab_f3                 lf3     l3     Labels function key F3  if
                                             not F3.
       lab_f4                 lf4     l4     Labels  function key F4 if
                                             not F4.
       lab_f5                 lf5     l5     Labels function key F5  if
                                             not F5.
       lab_f6                 lf6     l6     Labels  function key F6 if
                                             not F6.

       lab_f7                 lf7     l7     Labels function key F7  if
                                             not F7.
       lab_f8                 lf8     l8     Labels  function key F8 if
                                             not F8.
       lab_f9                 lf9     l9     Labels function key F9  if
                                             not F9.
       lab_f10                lf10    la     Labels function key F10 if
                                             not F10.
       label_off              rmln    LF     Turn off soft labels.
       label_on               smln    LO     Turn on soft labels.
       meta_on                smm     mm     Enables  meta  mode   (8th
       meta_off               rmm     mo     Disables meta mode.
       micro_column_address   mhpa    ZY     Like   column_address  for
                                             micro adjustment.
       micro_down             mcud1   ZZ     Like curser_down for micro
       micro_left             mcub1   Za     Like cursor_left for micro
       micro_right            mcuf1   Zb     Like   cursor_right    for
                                             micro adjustment.
       micro_row_address      mvpa    Zc     Like   row_address   micro
       micro_up               mcuu1   Zd     Like cursor_up  for  micro

       String              Name     Code   Description
       newline             nel      nw     Performs newline function.
                                           (behaves like  a  carriage
                                           return followed by a linefeed).

       order_of_pins       porder   Ze     Matches software  bits  to
                                           print-head pins.
       orig_colors         oc       oc     Set  all  color(-pair)s to
                                           the original ones.
       orig_pair           op       op     Set default color-pair  to
                                           the original one.
       pad_char            pad      pc     Pad  character (instead of
       parm_dch            dch      DC     Deletes   #1   characters.
       parm_delete_line    dl       DL     Deletes #1 lines. (PG*)
       parm_down_cursor    cud      DO     Moves   cursor   down   #1
                                           lines. (PG*)
       parm_down_micro     mcud     Zf     Like parm_down_cursor  for
                                           micro adjustment.
       parm_ich            ich      IC     Inserts  #1  blank characters.
       parm_index          indn     SF     Scrolls forward #1  lines.
       parm_insert_line    il       AL     Adds  #1  new blank lines.
       parm_left_cursor    cub      LE     Moves   cursor   left   #1
                                           spaces. (PG)
       parm_left_micro     mcub     Zg     Like  parm_left_cursor for
                                           micro adjustment.
       parm_right_cursor   cuf      RI     Moves  cursor   right   #1
                                           spaces.  (PG*)
       parm_right_micro    mcuf     Zh     Like parm_right_cursor for
                                           micro adjustment.
       parm_rindex         rin      SR     Scrolls backward #1 lines.

       parm_up_cursor      cuu      UP     Moves  cursor up #1 lines.
       parm_up_micro       mcuu     Zi     Like  parm_up_cursor   for
                                           micro adjustment.
       pc_term_options     pctrm    SV     PC terminal options.
       pkey_key            pfkey    pk     Programs  function  key F1
                                           to type string #2.
       pkey_local          pfloc    pl     Programs function  key  F1
                                           to execute string #2.
       pkey_plab           pfxl     xl     Prog key #1 to xmit string
                                           #2 and show string #3.
       pkey_xmit           pfx      px     Programs function  key  F1
                                           to xmit string #2.

       String                   Name    Code   Description
       plab_norm                pln     pn     Program  label  #1 to show
                                               string #2
       print_screen             mc0     ps     Prints  contents  of   the
       prtr_off                 mc4     pf     Disables the printer.
       prtr_on                  mc5     po     Enables the printer.
       repeat_char              rep     rp     Repeats    character    #1
                                               twice. (PG*)
       req_for_input            rfi     RF     Send next input char  (for
       reset_1string            rs1     r1     Resets  terminal  to known
       reset_2string            rs2     r2     Resets terminal  to  known
       reset_3string            rs3     r3     Resets  terminal  to known
       reset_file               rf      rf     Identifies the  file  containing
 reset string.
       restore_cursor           rc      rc     Restores  cursor  to position
 of last sc.
       row_address              vpa     cv     Positions  cursor  to   an
                                               absolute vertical position
                                               (set row). (PG)
       save_cursor              sc      sc     Saves cursor position. (P)
       scancode_escape          scesc   SW     Escape for scancode emulation.

       scroll_forward           ind     sf     Scrolls text up. (P)
       scroll_reverse           ri      sr     Scrolls text down. (P)
       select_char_set          scs     Zj     Select character set.
       set0_des_seq             s0ds    s0     Shift  into codeset 0 (EUC
                                               set 0, ASCII).
       set1_des_seq             s1ds    s1     Shift into codeset 1.
       set2_des_seq             s2ds    s2     Shift into codeset 2.
       set3_des_seq             s3ds    s3     Shift into codeset 3.
       set_a_background         setab   AB     Set background color using
                                               ANSI escape.
       set_a_foreground         setaf   AF     Set foreground color using
                                               ANSI escape.
       set_attributes           sgr     sa     Defines     the      video
                                               attributes.  (PG*)
       set_background           setb    Sb     Set   current   background
       set_bottom_margin        smgb    Zk     Set bottom margin at  current
       set_bottom_margin_parm   smgbp   Zl     Set  bottom margin at line
                                               #1 or #2

       set_bottom_margin_parm   smgbp   Zl     Set bottom margin at  line
                                               #1 or #2

       String                   Name       Code   Description
       set_color_band           setcolor   Yz     Change to ribbon color #1.
       set_color_pair           scp        sp     Set current color-pair.
       set_foreground           setf       Sf     Set   current   foreground
       set_left_margin          smgl       ML     Set left margin at current
       set_left_margin_parm     smglp      Zm     Set left (right) margin at
                                                  column #1 (#2).
       set_lr_margin            smglr      lr     Sets both left  and  right
       set_page_length          slines     YZ     Set   page  length  to  #1
                                                  lines (use tparm).
       set_right_margin         smgr       MR     Set right margin  at  current
       set_right_margin_parm    smgrp      Zn     Set right margin at column
       set_tab                  hts        st     Sets a tab  in  all  rows,
                                                  current column.
       set_tb_margin            smgtb      MT     Sets  both  top and bottom
       set_top_margin           smgt       Zo     Set top margin at  current
       set_top_margin_parm      smgtp      Zp     Set top (bottom) margin at
                                                  line #1 (#2).
       set_window               wind       wi     Indicates  current  window
                                                  is  lines #1 to #2 cols #3
                                                  to #4.
       start_bit_image          sbim       Zq     Start printing  bit  image
       start_char_set_def       scsd       Zr     Start   definition   of  a
                                                  character set.
       stop_bit_image           rbim       Zs     End  printing  bit   image
       stop_char_set_def        rcsd       Zt     End  definition of a character
       subscript_characters     subcs      Zu     List  of  ``subscript-able
                                                  '' characters.
       superscript_characters   supcs      Zv     List   of   ``superscriptable''
       tab                      ht         a      Tabs to next 8-space hardware
 tab stop.
       these_cause_cr           docr       Zw     Printing   any   of  these
                                                  characters causes  a  carriage
       to_status_line           tsl        ts     Moves to status line, column
       underline_char           uc         uc     Underscores one  character
                                                  and moves beyond it.
       up_half_line             hu         hu     Indicates      superscript
                                                  (reverse 1/2 linefeed).
       xoff_character           xoffc      XF     X-off character.
       xon_character            xonc       XN     X-on character.

       String        Name    Code   Description
       zero_motion   zerom   Zx     No motion for  the  subsequent
       init_prog     iprog   iP     Locates  the  program  for
       key_a1        ka1     K1     Specifies  upper  left  of
       key_a3        ka3     K3     Specifies  upper  right of
       key_b2        kb2     K2     Specifies center  of  keypad.

       key_c1        kc1     K4     Specifies  lower  left  of
       key_c3        kc3     K5     Specifies lower  right  of
       prtr_non      mc5p    pO     Enables the printer for #1

                            Notes to table:
       Indicates that padding can be specified.   Indicates  that
       the  string  is  passed  through  tparm with parameters as
       given (#i).  Indicates that padding can be  based  on  the
       number of lines affected.  Indicates the ith parameter.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  following  is  an  uncompiled  terminfo entry for the
       xterm terminal type:

       xterm|vs100|xterm terminal emulator,
               ind=^J, cols#80, lines#25,
               clear=E[HE[2J, cub1=^H, am, cup=E[%i%p1%d;%p2%dH,
               cuf1=E[C, cuu1=E[A, el=E[K, ed=E[J,
               cud=E[%p1%dB, cuu=E[%p1%dA, cub=E[%p1%dD,
               cuf=E[%p1%dC, km,
               smso=E[7m, rmso=E[m, smul@, rmul@,
               bold=E[1m, rev=E[7m, blink=@, sgr0=E[m,
               rs1=E>E[1;3;4;5;6lE[?7hE[mE[rE[2JE[H, rs2=@
               kf1=EOP, kf2=EOQ, kf3=EOR, kf4=EOS, ht=^I, ri=EM,
               vt@, xon@, csr=E[%i%p1%d;%p2%dr,
               il=E[%p1%dL, dl=E[%p1%dM, il1=E[L, dl1=E[M,
               ich=E[%p1%d@, dch=E[%p1%dP, ich1=E[@, dch1=E[P,

       The first line of the xterm entry contains two  names  for
       the terminal type (xterm and vs100), and a third name that
       fully describes the terminal. When the terminfo  entry  is
       compiled  with  the  tic  command,  entries  are  made  in
       /usr/lib/terminfo/x/xterm  and  /usr/lib/terminfo/v/vs100,
       unless the TERMINFO environment variable was used to redefine
 the default path. The TERMINFO  environment  variable
       is  useful  when  testing  a new entry, or when you do not
       have write permission for  the/usr/lib/terminfo  directory
       tree. For example, if the TERMINFO environment variable is
       set to/usr/raj/test, the tic command places  the  compiled
       terminfo    entries    into    /usr/raj/test/x/xterm   and
       /usr/raj/test/v/vs100.  The TERMINFO environment  variable
       is  also  referenced by programs that useterminfo (such as
       vi), so the new entry can be tested right away.

       The second line of the xterm entry says  that  pressing  a
       Ctrl-j causes the screen to scroll up, and that the screen
       dimensions are 80 columns by 24 lines.

       The third line of the entry sets the  string  that  clears
       the  screen  (ESCAPE followed by "[H", another ESCAPE, and
       then the string "[2J"), defines <Ctrl-h> as the  backspace
       key, and declares that the terminal has automatic margins.
       The string for relative cursor movement is also specified,
       using terminfo parameter syntax.

       The  rest  of the capabilities are declared likewise.  The
       last line of the entry reads "use=vt100-am,  meaning  that
       the  vt100-am  terminal  entry should be read first as the
       basis for the xterm terminal entry, with the  capabilities
       explicitly  defined overriding their default vt100-am values.
 Note that the smul, rmul, vt,  and  xon  capabilities
       are removed by following them with an @ (at sign).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Functions: curses(3)

       Commands: tic(1)

       J. Strang, L. Mui, and T. O'Reilly.  Termcap and Terminfo.
       Sebastapol, California:  O'Reilly  and  Associates,  Inc.,

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