set up system compatibility environment for console applications
scompat -r interpretnumber
COFF- or ELF-based applications developed for SCO UNIX System V/386 3.2
(or later releases) that use graphics may not
work correctly on the system VGA/EGA/CGA console or Fiber Optic
which are STREAMS-based beginning with UNIX System V/386 Release 4.
The scompat command sets up the workstation environment
so that these applications can function correctly.
While the environment is in effect, access to the workstation
as a STREAMS device will not work correctly unless the -r
option is used with the argument 4 (see below).
The options and arguments for this command are:
UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 ioctl interpretation
STREAMS ioctl interpretation for COFF executables
a shell command line
(for example, scompat ls -l).
The command line will be executed with the compatibility environment in effect.
When the command completes execution, the compatibility
environment is restored to its previous state.
For computers based on Intel® microprocessors,
if the shell environment variable SCOMPAT is set to 3.2,
gives a value of 3.2 for release and a value of 2
To set SCOMPAT to any other version, use the syntax
To return to the beginning state, unset SCOMPAT.
In all cases, when SCOMPAT is set, it must be exported [see
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