TIC(1)                  NetBSD General Commands Manual                  TIC(1)


NAME
tic -- terminfo compiler
SYNOPSIS
tic [-acSsx] [-o file] source [term1 term2 ...]
DESCRIPTION
The tic utility compiles terminfo(5) source into a database for use by other programs. The created database path name is the same as the source but with .cdb appended. The following options are available: -a Do not discard commented out capabilities. -c Only check for errors, don't write the final database. -o file Write the database to file instead of source.cdb. -S For term1, term2, ... output a C structure containing name, compiled description, and compiled size. This can be used to embed terminal descriptions into a program. -s Display the number of terminal descriptions written to the database. -x Include non standard capabilities defined in the source. Extensions To Terminfo When tic discovers a use=term capability, the terminal description for term is merged in. Capabilities do not overwrite previously disovered ones and capabilities ending with @ are marked as absent so the terminal does not inherit the capability from used terminals.
EXIT STATUS
The tic utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
EXAMPLES
To maintain your private terminfo definitions, if the system supplied ones do not support your terminal: tic ~/.terminfo
SEE ALSO
infocmp(1), tput(1), curses(3), terminfo(5)
STANDARDS
The tic utility works with terminfo files that conform to the X/Open Curses Issue 4, Version 2 (``XCURSES4.2'') standard.
AUTHORS
Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org> NetBSD 7.0 June 3, 2012 NetBSD 7.0

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