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term(5)		      Standards, Environments, and Macros	       term(5)

NAME
       term - conventional names for terminals

DESCRIPTION
       Terminal	 names	are maintained as part of the shell environment	in the
       environment variable TERM.   See	 sh(1),	 profile(4),  and  environ(5).
       These  names are	used by	certain	commands (for example, tabs, tput, and
       vi) and certain functions (for example, see curses(3CURSES)).

       Files under /usr/share/lib/terminfo are used to name terminals and  de-
       scribe  their  capabilities. These files	are in the format described in
       terminfo(4).  Entries in	terminfo source	files consist of a  number  of
       comma-separated fields. To print	a description of a terminal  term, use
       the command  infocmp -I term. See infocmp(1M). White space  after  each
       comma  is  ignored.  The	first line of each terminal description	in the
       terminfo	database gives the names by which  terminfo knows  the	termi-
       nal,  separated by bar (|) characters. The first	name given is the most
       common abbreviation for the terminal (this is the one to	use to set the
       environment  variable  TERMINFO in $HOME/.profile; see profile(4)), the
       last name given should be a long	name fully identifying	the  terminal,
       and  all	 others	 are understood	as synonyms for	the terminal name. All
       names but the last should contain no blanks and must be unique  in  the
       first 14	characters; the	last name may contain blanks for readability.

       Terminal	 names	(except	 for the last, verbose entry) should be	chosen
       using the following conventions.	The particular piece of	hardware  mak-
       ing  up	the  terminal should have a root name chosen, for example, for
       the AT&T	4425 terminal, att4425.	This name should not contain  hyphens,
       except  that  synonyms  may  be	chosen that do not conflict with other
       names. Up to 8 characters, chosen from  the  set	 a  through  z	and  0
       through	9,  make  up  a	basic terminal name. Names should generally be
       based on	original vendors rather	than local  distributors.  A  terminal
       acquired	 from  one vendor should not have more than one	distinct basic
       name. Terminal sub-models, operational modes that the hardware  can  be
       in,  or	user preferences should	be indicated by	appending a hyphen and
       an indicator of the mode. Thus, an AT&T 4425  terminal  in  132	column
       mode  is	 att4425-w. The	following suffixes should be used where	possi-
       ble:

       Suffix				  Meaning		  Example
       -w		    Wide mode (more than 80 columns)	  att4425-w
       -am		    With  auto.	 margins  (usually  de-	  vt100-am
			    fault)
       -nam		    Without automatic margins		  vt100-nam
       -n		    Number of lines on the screen	  aaa-60
       -na		    No arrow keys (leave them in local)	  c100-na
       -np		    Number of pages of memory		  c100-4p
       -rv		    Reverse video			  att4415-rv

       To  avoid  conflicts with the naming conventions	used in	describing the
       different modes of a terminal (for example, -w),	it is recommended that
       a  terminal's  root name	not contain hyphens. Further, it is good prac-
       tice to make all	terminal  names	 used  in  the	 terminfo(4)  database
       unique.	Terminal  entries that are present only	for inclusion in other
       entries via the use= facilities should have a '+' in their name,	as  in
       4415+nl.

       Here  are some of the known terminal names: (For	a complete list, enter
       the command ls -C /usr/share/lib/terminfo/? ).

       2621,hp2621	       Hewlett-Packard 2621 series
       2631		       Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer
       2631-c		       Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer,
			       compressed mode
       2631-e		       Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer,
			       expanded	mode
       2640,hp2640	       Hewlett-Packard 2640 series
       2645,hp2645	       Hewlett-Packard 2645 series
       3270		       IBM Model 3270
       33,tty33		       AT&T Teletype Model 33 KSR
       35,tty35		       AT&T Teletype Model 35 KSR
       37,tty37		       AT&T Teletype Model 37 KSR
       4000a		       Trendata	4000a
       4014,tek4014	       TEKTRONIX 4014
       40,tty40		       AT&T Teletype Dataspeed 40/2
       43,tty43		       AT&T Teletype Model 43 KSR
       4410,5410	       AT&T 4410/5410 in 80-column  mode,
			       version 2
       4410-nfk,5410-nfk       AT&T  4410/5410	without	 function
			       keys, version 1
       4410-nsl,5410-nsl       AT&T 4410/5410 without pln defined
       4410-w,5410-w	       AT&T 4410/5410 in 132-column mode
       4410v1,5410v1	       AT&T 4410/5410 in 80-column  mode,
			       version 1
       4410v1-w,5410v1-w       AT&T 4410/5410 in 132-column mode,
			       version 1
       4415,5420	       AT&T 4415/5420 in 80-column mode
       4415-nl,5420-nl	       AT&T  4415/5420	without	 changing
			       labels
       4415-rv,5420-rv	       AT&T  4415/5420	80 columns in re-
			       verse video
       4415-rv-nl,5420-rv-nl   AT&T 4415/5420 reverse video with-
			       out changing labels
       4415-w,5420-w	       AT&T 4415/5420 in 132-column mode
       4415-w-nl,5420-w-nl     AT&T  4415/5420 in 132-column mode
			       without changing	labels
       4415-w-rv,5420-w-rv     AT&T 4415/5420 132 columns in  re-
			       verse video
       4418,5418	       AT&T 5418 in 80-column mode
       4418-w,5418-w	       AT&T 5418 in 132-column mode
       4420		       AT&T Teletype Model 4420
       4424		       AT&T Teletype Model 4424
       4424-2		       AT&T  Teletype  Model 4424 in dis-
			       play function group ii
       4425,5425		AT&T 4425/5425
       4425-fk,5425-fk	       AT&T  4425/5425	without	 function
			       keys
       4425-nl,5425-nl	       AT&T  4425/5425	without	 changing
			       labels in 80-column mode
       4425-w,5425-w	       AT&T 4425/5425 in 132-column mode
       4425-w-fk,5425-w-fk     AT&T  4425/5425	without	 function
			       keys in 132-column mode
       4425-nl-w,5425-nl-w     AT&T  4425/5425	without	 changing
			       labels in 132-column mode
       4426		       AT&T Teletype Model 4426S
       450		       DASI 450	(same as Diablo	1620)
       450-12		       DASI 450	in 12-pitch mode
       500,att500	       AT&T-IS 500 terminal
       510,510a		       AT&T 510/510a in	80-column mode
       513bct,att513	       AT&T 513	bct terminal
       5320		       AT&T 5320 hardcopy terminal
       5420_2		       AT&T 5420  model	 2  in	80-column
			       mode

       5420_2-w		       AT&T  5420  model  2 in 132-column
			       mode
       5620,dmd		       AT&T 5620 terminal 88 columns
       5620-24,dmd-24	       AT&T Teletype Model DMD 5620 in	a
			       24x80 layer
       5620-34,dmd-34	       AT&T  Teletype Model DMD	5620 in	a
			       34x80 layer
       610,610bct	       AT&T 610	bct terminal in	80-column
			       mode
       610-w,610bct-w	       AT&T  610 bct terminal in 132-col-
			       umn mode
       630,630MTG	       AT&T  630  Multi-Tasking	 Graphics
			       terminal
       7300,pc7300,unix_pc     AT&T UNIX PC Model 7300
       735,ti		       Texas Instruments TI735 and TI725
       745		       Texas Instruments TI745
       dumb		       generic	name  for  terminals that
			       lack reverse line-feed  and  other
			       special escape sequences
       hp		       Hewlett-Packard (same as	2645)
       lp		       generic name for	a line printer
       pt505		       AT&T  Personal  Terminal	 505  (22
			       lines)
       pt505-24		       AT&T   Personal	  Terminal    505
			       (24-line	mode)
       sync		       generic name for	synchronous Tele-
			       type Model 4540-compatible  termi-
			       nals

       Commands	 whose	behavior depends on the	type of	terminal should	accept
       arguments of the	form -Tterm where term	is  one	 of  the  names	 given
       above;  if no such argument is present, such commands should obtain the
       terminal	type from the  environment  variable  TERM,  which,  in	 turn,
       should contain term.

FILES
       /usr/share/lib/terminfo/?/*     compiled	terminal description database

SEE ALSO
       sh(1),  stty(1),	tabs(1), tput(1), vi(1), infocmp(1M), curses(3CURSES),
       profile(4), terminfo(4),	environ(5)

SunOS 5.10			  3 Jul	1990			       term(5)

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