tic [-v[n]] [-c] file
The command tic
translates a terminfo file from the source format
into the compiled format.
The results are placed in the directory /usr/share/lib/terminfo.
The compiled format is necessary for use with the library routines in
Section 3curses manual pages in Section 3curses manual pages.
specifies that (verbose) output be written to standard
error trace information showing tic's progress.
The optional integer n is a number from 1 to 10,
inclusive, indicating the desired level of detail of information.
If n is omitted, the default level is 1.
If n is specified and greater
than 1, the level of detail is increased.
specifies to check only file for errors.
Errors in use= links are not detected.
contains one or more terminfo terminal
descriptions in source format (see
Each description in the file describes the
capabilities of a particular terminal.
When a use=entry-name field is discovered
in a terminal entry currently being compiled,
tic reads in the binary from
/usr/share/lib/terminfo to complete the entry.
(Entries created from file will be used first.
If the environment variable
that directory is searched instead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.)
tic duplicates the capabilities in entry-name
for the current entry, with the exception of those
capabilities that explicitly are defined in the
If the environment variable TERMINFO is set,
the compiled results are placed
there instead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.
Total compiled entries cannot exceed 4096 bytes.
The name field cannot exceed 128 bytes.
Terminal names exceeding 14 characters will
be truncated to 14 characters and a warning message
will be printed.
tic can translate a
variables for international functionality from the source format
to the compiled format.
tic also recognizes the environment variable
TERMINFO with a value that includes characters from
the supplementary code sets as the path name for the compiled result.
Entry names in
files must be in single-byte characters,
since the compiled result will be placed in a directory named
using the first byte of the entry name.
/usr/share/lib/terminfo/?/* Compiled terminal description database.
This command accepts source descriptions and produces compiled descriptions
in the enhanced terminfo
format specified by The Single UNIX Specification, Version 2; see
Earlier versions of this command used the older terminfo format
When an entry, for example, entry_name_1, contains a
any canceled capabilities in entry_name_2 must also
appear in entry_name_1 before use=
for these capabilities to be canceled in entry_name_1.
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