Package ncurses

Ncurses support utilities

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The curses library routines are a terminal-independent method of
updating character screens with reasonable optimization.  The ncurses
(new curses) library is a freely distributable replacement for the
discontinued 4.4 BSD classic curses library.

This package contains support utilities, including a terminfo compiler
tic, a decompiler infocmp, clear, tput, tset, and a termcap conversion
tool captoinfo.
General Commands (Section 1)
captoinfo.1m
captoinfo looks in each given text file for termcap descriptions. For each one found, an equivalent terminfo description is written to standard output. Termcap...
clear
clears your screen if this is possible, including its scrollback buffer (if the extended "E3" capability is defined). clear looks in the environment for the...
infocmp.1m
infocmp can be used to compare a binary terminfo entry with other terminfo entries, rewrite a terminfo description to take advantage of the use= terminfo field...
infotocap.1m
infotocap looks in each given text file for terminfo descriptions. For each terminfo description found, an equivalent termcap description is written to standard...
tabs
The tabs program clears and sets tab-stops on the terminal. This uses the terminfo clear_all_tabs and set_tab capabilities. If either is absent, tabs is unable...
tic.1m
The tic command translates a terminfo file from source format into compiled format. The compiled format is necessary for use with the library routines in...
toe.1m
With no options, toe lists all available terminal types by primary name with descriptions. File arguments specify the directories to be scanned; if no such...
tput
The tput utility uses the terminfo database to make the values of terminal-dependent capabilities and information available to the shell (see sh(1)), to...
tset
tset - initialization Tset initializes terminals. Tset first determines the type of terminal that you are using. This determination is done as follows, using...
File Formats (Section 5)
term
Storage Location Compiled terminfo descriptions are placed under the directory /usr/share/terminfo. Two configurations are supported (when building the ncurses...
terminfo
Terminfo is a data base describing terminals, used by screen-oriented programs such as nvi(1), rogue(1) and libraries such as curses(3X). Terminfo describes...
Miscellanea (Section 7)
term
The environment variable TERM should normally contain the type name of the terminal, console or display-device type you are using. This information is critical...