Termcap and Terminfo

Termcap and Terminfo

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While termcap and terminfo are no longer as important as they once were, due to the growth of the X terminal market and increased standardization among ASCII terminals, handling different terminal types can still be a headache for system administrators. The termcap and terminfo databases are UNIX's solution to the difficulty of supporting many terminals without writing special drivers for each terminal. Termcap (BSD) and terminfo (System V) describe the features of hundreds of terminals, together with a library of routines that allow programs to use those capabilities.This book documents hundreds of capabilities and syntax for termcap and terminfo, writing and debugging terminal descriptions, and terminal initialization.Contents include: Terminal independence: the need for termcap and terminfo. Reading termcap and terminfo entries. Capability syntax. Initializing the terminal environment. Writing termcap and terminfo entries. Converting between termcap and terminfo. Detailed descriptions of the capabilities. Screen dimensions and cursor movement. Initialization and reset. Special and equivalent terminals. Many useful appendices.WcsfHOHHUMMim SrsitM AaHiHismmoH 4.4BSD Programmera#39;s Reference Apache: The Definitive Guide Building Internet Firewalls ... Advanced Oracle PL/ SQL Programming Manual, Motif Programming Peri, 2nd Ed Managing Internet Information Programming ... Guide to Writing DCE Programmera#39;s Supplement for The Future Does Not Compute System Performance Tuning Applications Release 6 Theanbsp;...

Title:Termcap and Terminfo
Author:John Strang, Linda Mui, Tim O'Reilly
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 1988


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