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infocmp(1M)							   infocmp(1M)

       infocmp - compare or print out terminfo descriptions

	      directory] directory] [termname]...

       can  be used to compare a binary entry with other terminfo entries, re‐
       write a description to take advantage of the terminfo field,  or	 print
       out a description from the binary file in a variety of formats.	In all
       cases, the boolean fields  will	be  printed  first,  followed  by  the
       numeric fields, followed by the string fields.

   Default Options
       If  no  options	are specified and zero or one termnames are specified,
       the option will be assumed.  If more than one  termname	is  specified,
       the option will be assumed.

   Comparison Options: -d, -c, -n
       compares	 the  description  of the first terminal termname with each of
       the  descriptions  given	 by  the  entries  for	the  other  terminal's
       termnames.   If	a capability is defined for only one of the terminals,
       the value returned will depend on the type of the capability: for bool‐
       ean variables, for integer variables, and for string variables.

       produces	 a  list  of  each  capability	that  is different between two
	    This option is useful to show the difference between two  entries,
	    created by different people, for the same or similar terminals.

       produces a list of each capability that is common between two
	    entries.   Capabilities that are not set are ignored.  This option
	    can be used as a quick check to see if the option is worth using.

       produces a list of each capability that is in neither entry.
	    If no termnames are given, the environment variable will  be  used
	    for	 both  of the termnames.  This can be used as a quick check to
	    see if anything was left out of a description.

   Source Listing Options: -C, -I, -L, -r
       The and options will produce a source listing for each terminal named.

       use the

       Use the long C variable name listed in

       Use the

       When using
	      put out all capabilities in form.

       If no termnames are given, the environment variable  is	used  for  the
       terminal name.

       The  source produced by the option may be used directly as a entry, but
       not all of the parameterized strings may be changed to th format.  will
       attempt	to convert most of the parameterized information, but anything
       not converted will be plainly marked in the output and  commented  out.
       These should be edited by hand.

       All  padding  information  for  strings	will be collected together and
       placed at the beginning of the string where expects it.	Mandatory pad‐
       ding (padding information with a trailing '/') will become optional.

       All variables no longer supported by but which are derivable from other
       variables, will be output.  Not all capabilities	 will  be  translated;
       only those variables which were part of will normally be output.	 Spec‐
       ifying the option will take off this restriction, allowing all capabil‐
       ities to be output in form.

       Note that because padding is collected to the beginning of the capabil‐
       ity, not all capabilities are output.  Mandatory padding	 is  not  sup‐
       ported.	Because strings are not as flexible, it is not always possible
       to convert a string capability into an equivalent format.  A subsequent
       conversion  of the file back into format will not necessarily reproduce
       the original source.

       Some common parameter sequences, their equivalents, and	some  terminal
       types which commonly have such sequences, are:

	   terminfo		       termcap	 Representative Terminals
	   %p1%c		       %.	 adm
	   %p1%d		       %d	 hp, ANSI standard, vt100
	   %p1%'x'%+%c		       %+x	 concept
	   %i			       %i	 ANSI standard, vt100
	   %p1%?%'x'%>%t%p1%'y'%+%;    %>xy	 concept
	   %p2 is printed before %p1   %r	 hp

   Use= Option: -u
       produces a
		 source	 description  of  the first terminal termname which is
		 relative to the sum of the descriptions given by the  entries
		 for the other terminals termnames.  It does this by analyzing
		 the differences between the  first  termname  and  the	 other
		 termnames  and	 producing  a  description with fields for the
		 other terminals.  In this manner, it is possible to  retrofit
		 generic  terminfo entries into a terminal's description.  Or,
		 if two similar terminals exist, but were coded	 at  different
		 times	or  by	different people so that each description is a
		 full description, using will show what can be done to	change
		 one description to be relative to the other.

       A  capability  will  get	 printed  with	an at-sign (@) if it no longer
       exists in the first termname, but one of	 the  other  termname  entries
       contains	 a  value  for	it.   A capability's value gets printed if the
       value in the first termname is not found in any of the  other  termname
       entries,	 or  if	 the first of the other termname entries that has this
       capability gives a different value for the capability than that in  the
       first termname.

       The order of the other termname entries is significant.	Since the ter‐
       minfo compiler does a left-to-right scan of the capabilities,  specify‐
       ing  two	 entries that contain differing entries for the same capabili‐
       ties will produce different results depending on	 the  order  that  the
       entries	are  given in.	will flag any such inconsistencies between the
       other termname entries as they are found.

       Alternatively, specifying a capability after a entry that contains that
       capability will cause the second specification to be ignored.  Using to
       recreate a description can be a useful check to make sure  that	every‐
       thing was specified correctly in the original source description.

       Another	error  that  does not cause incorrect compiled files, but will
       slow down the compilation time, is specifying  extra  fields  that  are
       superfluous.  will flag any other termname fields that were not needed.

   Other Options: -s, -v, -V, -1, -w
       sorts the fields within each type according to
	    the argument below:

	    leave fields in the order that they are
		 stored in the database.

	    sort by

	    sort by the long C variable name.

	    sort by the

	    If	the option is not given, the fields printed out will be sorted
	    alphabetically by the name within each type, except in the case of
	    the or the options, which cause the sorting to be done by the name
	    or the long C variable name, respectively.

       prints out tracing information on standard error as the program runs.

       prints out the version of the program in	 use  on  standard  error  and

       causes the fields to be printed out one to a line.
	    Otherwise, the fields will be printed several to a line to a maxi‐
	    mum width of 60 characters.

       changes the output to
	    width characters.

   Changing Databases: -A, -B
       The location of the compiled database is	 taken	from  the  environment
       variable	 If  the variable is not defined, or the terminal is not found
       in that location, the system database, usually in will  be  used.   The
       options and may be used to override this location.  The option will set
       for the first termname and the option will set for the other termnames.
       With  this,  it is possible to compare descriptions for a terminal with
       the same name located in two different databases.  This is  useful  for
       comparing  descriptions for the same terminal created by different peo‐

       Compiled terminal description database.

       captoinfo(1M), tic(1M), curses_intro(3X), terminfo(4).


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