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

   -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.


   /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 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(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 6.0 (patch 20160625).


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



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