Package ncurses

Ncurses support utilities

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
Command Description
captoinfo.1m convert a termcap description into a terminfo description
clear clear the terminal screen
infocmp.1m compare or print out terminfo descriptions
infotocap.1m convert a terminfo description into a termcap description
tabs set tabs on a terminal
tic.1m the terminfo entry-description compiler
toe.1m table of (terminfo) entries
tput initialize a terminal or query terminfo database
tset terminal initialization
File Formats
File Description
scr_dump format of curses screen-dumps.
term format of compiled term file.
terminfo terminal capability data base
user_caps user-defined terminfo capabilities
Name Description
term conventions for naming terminal types