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captoinfo(1)                                                      captoinfo(1)


       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

       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 /opt/local/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

       -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

       -w   change the output to width characters.


                           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 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.


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

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


       X/Open Curses, Issue 7 (2009) describes tic briefly, but omits this
       program.  SVr4 systems provide captoinfo as a separate application from

       NetBSD does not provide this application.


       infocmp(1M), curses(3X), terminfo(5)

       This describes ncurses version 6.4 (patch 20221231).


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


ncurses 6.4 - Generated Tue Jan 3 09:52:18 CST 2023
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