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       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description


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


       captoinfo  looks in each given text 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 /etc/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.


       /etc/terminfo       Compiled terminal description database.


       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

       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.


       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.


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

       This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20140118).


       Eric S. Raymond <> and
       Thomas E. Dickey <>