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
term format of compiled term file.
terminfo terminal capability data base
Name Description
term conventions for naming terminal types