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Termcap & terminfo

by Strang, John

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Published by O"Reilly in Beijing, Sebastopol, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • UNIX (Computer file),
  • Termcap,
  • Terminfo (Computer file)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTermcap and terminfo.
    StatementJohn Strang, Linda Mui, and Tim O"Reilly.
    SeriesNutshell handbooks, Nutshell handbook
    ContributionsMui, Linda., O"Reilly, Tim.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 253 p. ;
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15464643M
    ISBN 100937175226
    OCLC/WorldCa29063460

    # termcap format is limited to characters. This set of descriptions # is a subset of the terminfo, since not all features can be fit into # that limit. The 'xterm' description supports color. The monochrome # 'xterm-mono' drops color in favor of additional function keys. If you # need both, use terminfo. #. Terminfo and Termcap (detailed) Introduction. Terminfo (formerly Termcap) is a database of terminal capabilities and more. For every (well almost) model of terminal it tells application programs what the terminal is capable of doing. It tells what escape sequences (or control characters) to send to the terminal in order to do things such.

    If you do not, and (if ncurses happens to be configured to provide termcap support using the "--enable-getcap-cache" configure option) the application is unable to locate the terminfo database, the ncurses library will attempt to recover by reading /etc/termcap, translating it into a private terminfo database, i.e., a . The master terminal types database for UNIX. Termcap/Terminfo Resources Page. I maintain the master database of terminal descriptions from BSD UNIX (John Kunze of Berkeley, the previous maintainer, handed it to me in January ).

    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 ASCH terminals, handling different terminal types can still be a headache for system administrators. This book documents hundreds of capabilities and syntax for termcap and terminfo, writing and debugging terminal descriptions, and terminal. Anyone knows how terminfo works in RedHat Linux I have one customer using tinyterm with termcap with the emulation wy60w in Unix and the display on the screen is columns I was told by Red Hat to use terminfo instead of termcap but i dont know how to use it I know in Linux the directory /usr/share/terminfo.


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Termcap & terminfo by Strang, John Download PDF EPUB FB2

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.5/5(2).

Terminfo and Termcap (detailed) Intro to Terminfo. Terminfo (formerly Termcap) is a database of terminal capabilities and more. For every (well almost) model of terminal it tells application programs what the terminal is capable of doing.

Typographic Conventions. Acknowledgements Part 1: Tutorial. Chapter 1 Introduction The Coming of Termcap The Coming of Terminfo What Termcap and Terminfo Do and Don't Control.

Chapter 2 Reading Termcap and Terminfo Entries Where the Database is Stored Reading a Simple Entry Complete Sample Termcap Entries Complete Sample Terminfo Entries. Termcap and Terminfo by John Strang,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(12).

termcap - terminal capability database DESCRIPTION top The termcap database is an obsolete facility for describing the capabilities of character-cell terminals and printers. It is retained only Termcap & terminfo book capability with old programs; new programs should use the terminfo(5) database and associated libraries.

termcap and terminfo | 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 ASCH terminals, handling different terminal types can still be a headache for system administrators.

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 Termcap & terminfo book terminal descriptions, and terminal initialization.

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.

The termcap database is an obsolete facility for describing the capabilities of character-cell terminals and printers. It is retained only for capability with old programs; new ones should use the terminfo(5) database and associated libraries. This is really slow in emacs(1) (now based on terminfo), better in vi(1) (available in both flavors terminfo/termcap) and significantly faster in ved(1) that is termcap based.

But even this is invisible to users with the computers from today as nobody uses a real ASCII terminal connected over a baud serial line anymore. Although this book was written 20 years ago it is still actual becase BSD and System V terminal engine did not change alot. It helps you with reading pretty cryptic data from termcap and terminfo files (mans are not enought here:(), creating new entries from scratch, configuring shells to work correctly and understanding how pseudo-graphics.

Termcap and Terminfo Issues. According to its man page, "terminfo is a data base describing terminals, used by screen-oriented programs ".It defines a generic set of control sequences (escape codes) used to display text on terminals, and makes possible support for different terminal hardware without the need for special drivers.

termcap and terminfo (A Nutshell handbook): : Linda Mui, Tim O'Reilly, John Strang: Libros en idiomas extranjerosReviews: 1. Termcap is a library and data base that enables programs to use display terminals in a terminal-independent manner.

It originated in Berkeley Unix. The termcap data base describes the capabilities of hundreds of different display terminals in great detail.

Some examples of the information recorded for a terminal could include how many columns. Note that the termcap names of the capabilities have to be used with the terminfo command. In many cases, where the arguments are valid in both terminfo and termcap syntax, you can use the command termcapinfo, which is just a shorthand for a pair of termcap.

Like System V, this operating system uses terminfo entries in /usr/lib/terminfo/?/* files. Users with BSD Systems might find the following commands helpful: captoinfo(1) Converts a termcap file to a terminfo file tic(1) Translates the terminfo files from source to compiled format.

This operating system includes source for many terminfo entries. Some of these might need to be compiled. termcap - terminal capability database DESCRIPTION The termcap database is an obsolete facility for describing the capabilities of character- cell terminals and printers.

It is retained only for capability with old programs; new programs should use the terminfo(5) database and associated libraries. Termcap is /etc/termcap (unless you've defined the shell variable TERMCAP to point somewhere else).

This is the original Unix method of storing terminal information. While termcap isn't as powerful as terminfo, it is simpler to use, and if the programmer doesn't need a. (It is unlikely that a termcap-using program will support this capability, which is defined for compatibility with terminfo(5).) Terminals with the “magic cookie” glitches (sg and ug), rather than maintaining extra attribute bits for each character cell, instead deposit special “cookies”, or.

Definitions of the Terminal Capabilities. This section is divided into many subsections, each for one aspect of use of display terminals. For writing a display program, you usually need only check the subsections for the operations you want to use.

Termcap assumes that the terminal has a cursor, a spot on the screen where a visible mark is. Does anyone know if there exists an interface to termcap or terminfo for Python? I did a Google search for "terminfo python", and the only vaguely relevant hits were: * O'Reilly's *Termcap & Terminfo* book (because O'Reilly's sidebar has the word "Python" in it) * a post to by Oliver Andrich from Not a good sign.The tputs routine is described on the terminfo(3) manual page.

It can retrieve capabilities by either termcap or terminfo name. The variables PC, UP and BC are set by tgetent to the terminfo entry's data for pad_char, cursor_up and backspace_if_not_bs, respectively. UP is not used by ncurses.

PC is used in the tdelay_output function.The termcap library and headers are part of the libncurses5-dev package, which can be installed using: sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev Additionally, if you just want to build a newer version of a package, consider using the build-dep command to fetch all known dependencies for the package that is currently in the repositories.