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captoinfo(1M)							 captoinfo(1M)

       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description

       n] [filenames]

       looks  in  filenames for termcap(3X) descriptions.  For each one found,
       an equivalent terminfo(4) description is	 written  to  standard	output
       along with any comments found.  The short two letter name at the begin‐
       ning of the list of names in a entry, a holdover from Version  6	 UNIX,
       is  removed.   Any  description	that  is expressed relative to another
       description (as specified in the tc= field) is reduced to  the  minimum
       superset before output.

       If no filename is given, the environment variable is used for the file‐
       name or entry.  If is a full pathname to	 a  file,  only	 the  terminal
       whose  name  is specified in the environment variable is extracted from
       that file.  If the environment variable is not set, the file is read.

       captoinfo recognizes the following options:

	      Print one field per line.
		     If this option  is	 not  selected,	 multiple  fields  are
		     printed  on each line up to a maximum width of 60 charac‐

	      Print (verbose) tracing information as the program runs.
		     Additional options print more information (for example or

	      Change the output width to
		     n characters.

       The termcap entry is not valid.
		 In particular, check for an invalid 'tc=' entry.

       The termcap description had an entry for 'cc' whose type was not
		 boolean, numeric or string.

       The boolean termcap entry 'cc' was entered as a numeric or string capa‐

       An unknown termcap code was specified.

       The terminal type specified could not be found in the termcap file.

       The termcap code was specified as a null string.
		 The  correct way to cancel an entry is with an as in Giving a
		 null string could cause incorrect assumptions to be  made  by
		 any software that uses termcap or terminfo.

       When parsing the 'ko' capability, the key 'cc' was specified as
		 having	 the  same  value  as the capability 'cc', but the key
		 'cc' already had a value assigned to it.

       A key that could not be handled was specified in the 'ko' capability.

       The 'ma' capability specified a function key  with  a  value  different
		 that specified in another setting of the same key.

       A vi key unknown to captoinfo was specified in the 'ma' capability.

       assumes that the sg (now xmc) and ug values were the same.

       The parameterized string being created should be rewritten by hand.

       The terminal type was null.
		 This occurs when is null or not set.

       The specified file could not be opened.

       This termcap capability is no longer supported in terminfo,
		 and therefore cannot be translated.

       Certain defaults are assumed to be true.	 For example, the bell charac‐
       ter bel) is assumed to be The linefeed capability nl) is assumed to  be
       the same for both and cud1 and ind, respectively).  Padding information
       is assumed to belong at the end of the string.

       The algorithm used to expand parameterized information for fields  such
       as  cm, cup) sometimes produces a string which, though technically cor‐
       rect, may not be optimal.  In particular,  the  rarely  used  operation
       produces	 strings  that are especially long.  Most occurrences of these
       less than optimal strings are flagged with a warning message,  and  may
       need to be recoded by hand.

       HP  supports  only  terminals  listed  on the current list of supported
       devices.	 However, the terminfo database contains  both	supported  and
       nonsupported  terminals.	  If  you use nonsupported terminals, they may
       not work correctly.

       was developed by AT&T.

       tic(1M), untic(1M), termcap(3X), terminfo(4), infocmp(1M).


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