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NAME

       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description

SYNOPSIS

       captoinfo [-vn width]  [-V] [-1] [-w width] file . . .

DESCRIPTION

       captoinfo  looks in file for termcap descriptions.  For each one found,
       an equivalent terminfo  description  is  written  to  standard  output.
       Termcap  tc  capabilities  are  translated  directly  to  terminfo  use
       capabilities.

       If no file is given, then the environment variable TERMCAP is used  for
       the  filename  or entry.  If TERMCAP is a full pathname to a file, only
       the terminal whose name is specified in the environment  variable  TERM
       is  extracted  from  that file.  If the environment variable TERMCAP is
       not set, then the file /usr/share/terminfo is read.

       -v   print out tracing information on standard  error  as  the  program
            runs.

       -V   print  out the version of the program in use on standard error and
            exit.

       -1   cause the fields to print out  one  to  a  line.   Otherwise,  the
            fields  will be printed several to a line to a maximum width of 60
            characters.

       -w   change the output to width characters.

FILES

       /usr/share/terminfo Compiled terminal description database.

TRANSLATIONS FROM NONSTANDARD CAPABILITIES

       Some obsolete nonstandard capabilities will automatically be translated
       into  standard  (SVr4/XSI  Curses)  terminfo capabilities by captoinfo.
       Whenever one of these automatic translations is done, the program  will
       issue an notification to stderr, inviting the user to check that it has
       not mistakenly translated a completely unknown  and  random  capability
       and/or syntax error.

       Nonstd   Std    From           Terminfo
        name    name                 capability
       -----------------------------------------------
       BO       mr     AT&T    enter_reverse_mode
       CI       vi     AT&T    cursor_invisible
       CV       ve     AT&T    cursor_normal
       DS       mh     AT&T    enter_dim_mode
       EE       me     AT&T    exit_attribute_mode
       FE       LF     AT&T    label_on
       FL       LO     AT&T    label_off
       XS       mk     AT&T    enter_secure_mode
       EN       @7     XENIX   key_end
       GE       ae     XENIX   exit_alt_charset_mode
       GS       as     XENIX   enter_alt_charset_mode
       HM       kh     XENIX   key_home
       LD       kL     XENIX   key_dl
       PD       kN     XENIX   key_npage
       PN       po     XENIX   prtr_off
       PS       pf     XENIX   prtr_on

       PU       kP     XENIX   key_ppage
       RT       @8     XENIX   kent
       UP       ku     XENIX   kcuu1
       KA       k;     Tek     key_f10
       KB       F1     Tek     key_f11
       KC       F2     Tek     key_f12
       KD       F3     Tek     key_f13
       KE       F4     Tek     key_f14
       KF       F5     Tek     key_f15
       BC       Sb     Tek     set_background
       FC       Sf     Tek     set_foreground
       HS       mh     Iris    enter_dim_mode

       XENIX  termcap  also  used  to have a set of extension capabilities for
       forms drawing, designed to take  advantage  of  the  IBM  PC  high-half
       graphics.  They were as follows:

       Cap          Graphic
       -----------------------------
       G2    upper left
       G3    lower left
       G1    upper right
       G4    lower right
       GR    pointing right
       GL    pointing left
       GU    pointing up
       GD    pointing down
       GH    horizontal line
       GV    vertical line
       GC    intersection
       G6    upper left
       G7    lower left
       G5    upper right
       G8    lower right
       Gr    tee pointing right
       Gr    tee pointing left
       Gu    tee pointing up
       Gd    tee pointing down
       Gh    horizontal line
       Gv    vertical line
       Gc    intersection
       GG    acs magic cookie count

       If   the   single-line  capabilities  occur  in  an  entry,  they  will
       automatically  be  composed  into  an  acsc  string.   The  double-line
       capabilities and GG are discarded with a warning message.

       IBM’s  AIX  has  a  terminfo  facility descended from SVr1 terminfo but
       incompatible with the SVr4 format. The  following  AIX  extensions  are
       automatically translated:

        IBM    XSI
       -------------
       ksel    kslt
       kbtab   kcbt
       font0   s0ds
       font1   s1ds
       font2   s2ds
       font3   s3ds

       Additionally,  the AIX box1 capability will be automatically translated
       to an acsc string.

       Hewlett-Packard’s terminfo library supports  two  nonstandard  terminfo
       capabilities  meml  (memory lock) and memu (memory unlock).  These will
       be discarded with a warning message.

NOTES

       This utility is actually a link to tic(1), running in -I mode.  You can
       use other tic options such as -f and  -x.

       The  trace  option  is not identical to SVr4’s.  Under SVr4, instead of
       following the -v with a trace level n, you repeat it n times.

SEE ALSO

       infocmp(1), ncurses(3NCURSES), terminfo(5)

       This describes ncurses version 5.7 (patch 20100626).

AUTHOR

       Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>

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