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TERMINFO(5)		    BSD	File Formats Manual		   TERMINFO(5)

NAME
     terminfo -- terminal capability definition

DESCRIPTION
     terminfo describes	the capabilities of terminals, used by programs	such
     as	vi(1), rogue(6)	and libraries such as curses(3).  The terminfo source
     described here needs to be	compiled with tic(1) to	be of any use.

     Entries in	terminfo consist of a number of	comma separated	fields.	 White
     space after each comma is ignored.	 Embedded commas must be escaped by
     using a backslash.	 Lines beginning with `#' in the first column are
     treated as	comments.  Blank lines are ignored.

     The header	line must begin	in column one and end with a comma.  Inside
     the header	line are terminal name and aliases, separated by vertical
     bars, the last one	being the long description of the terminal.

     Capability	lines then follow, starting on column two and ending with a
     comma.  Each capability is	listed by its name, followed by	its value if
     applicable.  Booleans have	no values, numeric values are prefixed by `#'
     and strings are prefixed by `='.  Numbers can range from 0	to 32767 and
     string values can be up to	1000 characters	long.  This implementation
     supports strings upto 32767 characters long, including the	NUL termina-
     tor.

     Some escapes are available	for strings - both \E and \e map to the	ESC
     character,	^X maps	to a control-X for any appropriate X, and the se-
     quences \n, \r, \t, \b and	\f map to linefeed, return, tab, backspace,
     and formfeed respectively.	 Any character can be escaped in octal,	such
     as	\072.  If you need to encode a NUL character, it should	be escaped as
     \200.

     A delay in	milliseconds may appear	anywhere in a string capability, pre-
     fixed with	a dollar sign and enclosed by angled brackets, such as $<5>.

   String Parameters
     String capabilities sometimes require parameters.	Normally this just in-
     volves replacing the parameter with a supplied variable; however, there
     are cases where the variable needs	to be manipulated or used in condi-
     tional expressions.  A stack is also provided for simple pop and push op-
     erations.

     The below % encodings have	the following meanings:

     %%	      outputs %

     %[[:]flags][width[.precision]][doxXs]
	      flags are	"[-+#]".  Prefix with `:' to avoid interpreting	"%-"
	      as an operator.

     %c	      pop a parameter and print	the character representation of	it.

     %s	      pop a parameter and print	the string representation of it.

     %p[1-9]  push the parameter [1-9].

     %P[a-z]  pop a parameter and push it to dynamic variable [a-z].

     %g[a-z]  push the dynamic variable	[a-z].

     %P[A-Z]  pop a parameter and push it to static variable [a-z].

     %g[A-Z]  push the dynamic variable	[A-Z].

	      Static variables persist over tparm() whereas dynamic variables
	      do not.

     %'c'     char constant c.

     %{nn}    integer constant nn.

     %l	      push the string length of	the previously popped parameter.

     %+	%- %* %/ %m
	      arithmetic: pop two parameters and push the result.

     %&	%| %^
	      bit operations: pop two parameters and push the result.

     %!	%~    unary operations:	pop two	parameters and push the	result.

     %i	      add 1 to parameters 1 and	2.

     %?	expr %t	then %e	else %;
	      If expr equates to zero then control passes to the optional else
	      part.

   Boolean Capabilities
     Long name			  Code	      TC
     auto_left_margin		  bw	      bw
     auto_right_margin		  am	      am
     back_color_erase		  bce	      ut
     can_change			  ccc	      cc
     ceol_standout_glitch	  xhp	      xs
     col_addr_glitch		  xhpa	      YA
     cpi_changes_res		  cpix	      YF
     cr_cancels_micro_mode	  crxm	      YB
     dest_tabs_magic_smso	  xt	      xt
     eat_newline_glitch		  xenl	      xn
     erase_overstrike		  eo	      eo
     generic_type		  gn	      gn
     hard_copy			  hc	      hc
     hard_cursor		  chts	      HC
     has_meta_key		  km	      km
     has_print_wheel		  daisy	      YC
     has_status_line		  hs	      hs
     hue_light_saturation	  hls	      hl
     insert_null_glitch		  in	      in
     lpi_changes_yes		  lpix	      YG
     memory_above		  da	      da
     memory_below		  db	      db
     move_insert_mode		  mir	      mi
     move_standout_mode		  msgr	      ms
     needs_xon_xoff		  nxon	      nx
     no_esc_ctlc		  xsb	      xb
     no_pad_char		  npc	      NP
     non_dest_scroll_region	  ndscr	      ND
     non_rev_rmcup		  nrrmc	      NR
     over_strike		  os	      os
     prtr_silent		  mc5i	      5i
     row_addr_glitch		  xvpa	      YD
     semi_auto_right_margin	  sam	      YE
     status_line_esc_ok		  eslok	      es
     tilde_glitch		  hz	      hz
     transparent_underline	  ul	      ul
     xon_xoff			  xon	      xo

   Numeric Capabilities
     Long name			  Code	      TC
     bit_image_entwining	  bitwin      Yo
     bit_image_type		  bitype      Yp
     buffer_capacity		  bufsz	      Ya
     buttons			  btns	      BT
     columns			  cols	      co
     dot_horz_spacing		  spinh	      Yc
     dot_vert_spacing		  spinv	      Yb
     init_tabs			  it	      it
     label_height		  lh	      lh
     label_width		  lw	      lw
     lines			  lines	      li
     lines_of_memory		  lm	      lm
     magic_cookie_glitch	  xmc	      sg
     max_attributes		  ma	      ma
     max_colors			  colors      Co
     max_micro_address		  maddr	      Yd
     max_micro_jump		  mjump	      Ye
     max_pairs			  pairs	      pa
     maximum_windows		  wnum	      MW
     micro_col_size		  mcs	      Yf
     micro_line_size		  mls	      Yg
     no_color_video		  ncv	      NC
     num_labels			  nlab	      Nl
     number_of_pins		  npins	      Yh
     output_res_char		  orc	      Yi
     output_res_horz_inch	  orhi	      Yk
     output_res_line		  orl	      Yj
     output_res_vert_inch	  orvi	      Yl
     padding_baud_rate		  pb	      pb
     print_rate			  cps	      Ym
     virtual_terminal		  vt	      vt
     wide_char_size		  widcs	      Yn
     width_status_line		  wsl	      ws

   String Capabilities
     Long name			  Code	      TC
     acs_chars			  acsc	      ac
     alt_scancode_esc		  scesa	      S8
     back_tab			  cbt	      bt
     bell			  bel	      bl
     bit_image_carriage_return	  bicr	      Yv
     bit_image_newline		  binel	      Zz
     bit_image_repeat		  birep	      Xy
     carriage_return		  cr	      cr
     change_char_pitch		  cpi	      ZA
     change_line_pitch		  lpi	      ZB
     change_res_horz		  chr	      ZC
     change_res_vert		  cvr	      ZD
     change_scroll_region	  csr	      cs
     char_padding		  rmp	      rP
     char_set_names		  csnm	      Zy
     clear_all_tabs		  tbc	      ct
     clear_margins		  mgc	      MC
     clear_screen		  clear	      cl
     clr_bol			  el1	      cb
     clr_eol			  el	      ce
     clr_eos			  ed	      cd
     code_set_init		  csin	      ci
     color_names		  colornm     Yw
     column_address		  hpa	      ch
     command_character		  cmdch	      CC
     create_window		  cwin
     cursor_address		  cup	      cm
     cursor_down		  cud1	      do
     cursor_home		  home	      ho
     cursor_invisible		  civis	      vi
     cursor_left		  cub1	      le
     cursor_mem_address		  mrcup	      CM
     cursor_normal		  cnorm	      ve
     cursor_right		  cuf1	      nd
     cursor_to_ll		  ll	      ll
     cursor_up			  cuu1	      up
     cursor_visible		  cvvis	      vs
     define_bit_image_region	  defbi	      Yx
     define_char		  defc	      ZE
     delete_character		  dch1	      dc
     delete_line		  dl1	      dl
     device_type		  devt	      dv
     dial_phone			  dial	      DI
     dis_status_line		  dsl	      ds
     display_clock		  dclk	      DK
     display_pc_char		  dispc	      S1
     down_half_time		  hd	      hd
     ena_acs			  enacs	      eA
     end_bit_image_region	  endbi	      Yy
     enter_alt_charset_mode	  smacs	      as
     enter_am_mode		  smam	      SA
     enter_blink_mode		  blink	      mb
     enter_bold_mode		  bold	      md
     enter_ca_mode		  smcup	      ti
     enter_delete_mode		  smdc	      dm
     enter_dim_mode		  dim	      mh
     enter_doublewide_mode	  swidm	      ZF
     enter_draft_quality	  sdrfq	      ZG
     enter_horizontal_hl_mode	  ehhlm	      Xh
     enter_insert_mode		  smir	      im
     enter_italics_mode		  sitm	      ZH
     enter_left_hl_mode		  elhlm	      Xl
     enter_leftward_mode	  slm	      ZI
     enter_low_hl_mode		  elohlm      Xo
     enter_micro_mode		  smicm	      ZJ
     enter_near_quality_letter	  snlq	      ZK
     enter_normal_quality	  snrmq	      ZL
     enter_pc_charset_mode	  smpch	      S2
     enter_protected_mode	  prot	      mp
     enter_reverse_mode		  rev	      mr
     enter_right_hl_mode	  erhlm	      Xr
     enter_scancode_mode	  smsc	      S4
     enter_secure_mode		  invis	      mk
     enter_shadow_mode		  sshm	      ZM
     enter_standout_mode	  smso	      so
     enter_subscript_mode	  ssubm	      ZN
     enter_superscript_mode	  ssupm	      ZO
     enter_top_hl_mode		  ethlm	      Xt
     enter_underline_mode	  smul	      us
     enter_upward_mode		  sum	      ZP
     enter_vertical_hl_mode	  evhlm	      Xv
     enter_xon_mode		  smxon	      SX
     erase_chars		  ech	      ec
     exit_alt_charset_mode	  rmacs	      ae
     exit_am_mode		  rmam	      RA
     exit_attribute_mode	  sgr0	      me
     exit_ca_mode		  rmcup	      te
     exit_delete_mode		  rmdc	      ed
     exit_doublewide_mode	  rwidm	      ZQ
     exit_insert_mode		  rmir	      ei
     exit_italics_mode		  ritm	      ZR
     exit_leftward_mode		  rlm	      ZS
     exit_micro_mode		  rmicm	      ZT
     exit_pc_charset_mode	  rmpch	      S3
     exit_scancode_mode		  rmsc	      S5
     exit_shadow_mode		  rshm	      ZU
     exit_standout_mode		  rmso	      se
     exit_subscript_mode	  rsubm	      ZV
     exit_superscript_mode	  rsupm	      ZW
     exit_underline_mode	  rmul	      ue
     exit_upward_mode		  rum	      ZX
     exit_xon_mode		  rmxon	      RX
     fixed_pause		  pause	      PA
     flash_hook			  hook	      fh
     flash_screen		  flash	      vb
     form_feed			  ff	      ff
     from_status_line		  fsl	      fs
     get_mouse			  getm	      Gm
     goto_window		  wingo	      WG
     hangup			  hup	      HU
     init_1string		  is1	      i1
     init_2string		  is2	      i2
     init_3string		  is3	      i3
     init_file			  if	      if
     init_prog			  iprog	      iP
     initialize_color		  initc	      Ic
     initialize_pair		  initp	      Ip
     insert_character		  ich1	      ic
     insert_line		  il1	      al
     insert_padding		  ip	      ip
     key_a1			  ka1	      K1
     key_a3			  ka3	      K3
     key_b2			  kb2	      K2
     key_backspace		  kbs	      kb
     key_beg			  kbeg	      @1
     key_btab			  kcbt	      kB
     key_c1			  kc1	      K4
     key_c3			  kc3	      K5
     key_cancel			  kcan	      @2
     key_catab			  ktbc	      ka
     key_clear			  kclr	      kC
     key_close			  kclo	      @3
     key_command		  kcmd	      @4
     key_copy			  kcpy	      @5
     key_create			  kcrt	      @6
     key_ctab			  kctab	      kt
     key_dc			  kdch1	      kD
     key_dl			  kdl1	      kL
     key_down			  kcud1	      kd
     key_eic			  krmir	      kM
     key_end			  kend	      @7
     key_enter			  kent	      @8
     key_eol			  kel	      kE
     key_eos			  ked	      kS
     key_exit			  kext	      @9
     key_f0			  kf0	      k0
     key_f1			  kf1	      k1
     key_f10			  kf10	      k;
     key_f11			  kf11	      F1
     key_f12			  kf12	      F2
     key_f13			  kf13	      F3
     key_f14			  kf14	      F4
     key_f15			  kf15	      F5
     key_f16			  kf16	      F6
     key_f17			  kf17	      F7
     key_f18			  kf18	      F8
     key_f19			  kf19	      F9
     key_f2			  kf2	      k2
     key_f20			  kf20	      FA
     key_f21			  kf21	      FB
     key_f22			  kf22	      FC
     key_f23			  kf23	      FD
     key_f24			  kf24	      FE
     key_f25			  kf25	      FF
     key_f26			  kf26	      FG
     key_f27			  kf27	      FH
     key_f28			  kf28	      FI
     key_f29			  kf29	      FJ
     key_f3			  kf3	      k3
     key_f30			  kf30	      FK
     key_f31			  kf31	      FL
     key_f32			  kf32	      FM
     key_f33			  kf33	      FN
     key_f34			  kf34	      FO
     key_f35			  kf35	      FP
     key_f36			  kf36	      FQ
     key_f37			  kf37	      FR
     key_f38			  kf38	      FS
     key_f39			  kf39	      FT
     key_f4			  kf4	      k4
     key_f40			  kf40	      FU
     key_f41			  kf41	      FV
     key_f42			  kf42	      FW
     key_f43			  kf43	      FX
     key_f44			  kf44	      FY
     key_f45			  kf45	      FZ
     key_f46			  kf46	      Fa
     key_f47			  kf47	      Fb
     key_f48			  kf48	      Fc
     key_f49			  kf49	      Fd
     key_f5			  kf5	      k5
     key_f50			  kf50	      Fe
     key_f51			  kf51	      Ff
     key_f52			  kf52	      Fg
     key_f53			  kf53	      Fh
     key_f54			  kf54	      Fi
     key_f55			  kf55	      Fj
     key_f56			  kf56	      Fk
     key_f57			  kf57	      Fl
     key_f58			  kf58	      Fm
     key_f59			  kf59	      Fn
     key_f6			  kf6	      k6
     key_f60			  kf60	      Fo
     key_f61			  kf61	      Fp
     key_f62			  kf62	      Fq
     key_f63			  kf63	      Fr
     key_f7			  kf7	      k7
     key_f8			  kf8	      k8
     key_f9			  kf9	      k9
     key_find			  kfnd	      @0
     key_help			  khlp	      %1
     key_home			  khome	      kh
     key_ic			  kich1	      kI
     key_il			  kil1	      kA
     key_left			  kcub1	      kl
     key_ll			  kll	      kH
     key_mark			  kmrk	      %2
     key_message		  kmsg	      %3
     key_mouse			  kmous	      Km
     key_move			  kmov	      %4
     key_next			  knxt	      %5
     key_npage			  knp	      kN
     key_open			  kopn	      %6
     key_options		  kopt	      %7
     key_ppage			  kpp	      kP
     key_previous		  kprv	      %8
     key_print			  kprt	      %9
     key_redo			  krdo	      %0
     key_reference		  kref	      &1
     key_refresh		  krfr	      &2
     key_replace		  krpl	      &3
     key_restart		  krst	      &4
     key_resume			  kres	      &5
     key_right			  kcuf1	      kr
     key_save			  ksav	      &6
     key_sbeg			  kBEG	      &9
     key_scancel		  kCAN	      &0
     key_scommand		  kCMD	      *1
     key_scopy			  kCPY	      *2
     key_screate		  kCRT	      *3
     key_sdc			  kDC	      *4
     key_sdl			  kDL	      *5
     key_select			  kslt	      *6
     key_send			  kEND	      *7
     key_seol			  kEOL	      *8
     key_sexit			  kEXT	      *9
     key_sf			  kind	      kF
     key_sfind			  kFND	      *0
     key_shelp			  kHLP	      #1
     key_shome			  kHOM	      #2
     key_sic			  kIC	      #3
     key_sleft			  kLFT	      #4
     key_smessage		  kMSG	      %a
     key_smove			  kMOV	      %b
     key_snext			  kNXT	      %c
     key_soptions		  kOPT	      %d
     key_sprevious		  kPRV	      %e
     key_sprint			  kPRT	      %f
     key_sr			  kri	      kR
     key_sredo			  kRDO	      %g
     key_sreplace		  kRPL	      %h
     key_sright			  kRIT	      %i
     key_srsume			  kRES	      %j
     key_ssave			  kSAV	      !1
     key_ssuspend		  kSPD	      !2
     key_stab			  khts	      kT
     key_sundo			  kUND	      !3
     key_suspend		  kspd	      &7
     key_undo			  kund	      &8
     key_up			  kcuu1	      ku
     keypad_local		  rmkx	      ke
     keypad_xmit		  smkx	      ks
     lab_f0			  lf0	      l0
     lab_f1			  lf1	      l1
     lab_f10			  lf10	      la
     lab_f2			  lf2	      l2
     lab_f3			  lf3	      l3
     lab_f4			  lf4	      l4
     lab_f5			  lf5	      l5
     lab_f6			  lf6	      l6
     lab_f7			  lf7	      l7
     lab_f8			  lf8	      l8
     lab_f9			  lf9	      l9
     label_format		  fln	      Lf
     label_off			  rmln	      LF
     label_on			  smln	      LO
     meta_off			  rmm	      mo
     meta_on			  smm	      mm
     micro_column_address	  mhpa	      ZY
     micro_down			  mcud1	      ZZ
     micro_left			  mcub1	      Za
     micro_right		  mcuf1	      Zb
     micro_row_address		  mvpa	      Zc
     micro_up			  mcuu1	      Zd
     mouse_info			  minfo	      Mi
     newline			  nel	      nw
     order_of_pins		  porder      Ze
     orig_colors		  oc	      oc
     orig_pair			  op	      op
     pad_char			  pad	      pc
     parm_dch			  dch	      DC
     parm_delete_line		  dl	      DL
     parm_down_cursor		  cud	      DO
     parm_down_micro		  mcud	      Zf
     parm_ich			  ich	      IC
     parm_index			  indn	      SF
     parm_insert_line		  il	      AL
     parm_left_cursor		  cub	      LE
     parm_left_micro		  mcub	      Zg
     parm_right_cursor		  cuf	      RI
     parm_right_micro		  mcuf	      Zh
     parm_rindex		  rin	      SR
     parm_up_cursor		  cuu	      UP
     parm_up_micro		  mcuu	      Zi
     pc_term_options		  pctrm	      S6
     pkey_key			  pfkey	      pk
     pkey_local			  pfloc	      pl
     pkey_norm			  pln	      pn
     pkey_plab			  pfxl	      xl
     pkey_xmit			  pfx	      px
     print_screen		  mc0	      ps
     ptr_non			  mc5p	      pO
     ptr_off			  mc4	      pf
     ptr_on			  mc5	      po
     pulse			  pulse	      PU
     quick_dial			  qdial	      QD
     remove_clock		  rmclk	      RC
     repeat_char		  rep	      rp
     req_for_input		  rfi	      RF
     req_mouse_pos		  reqmp	      RQ
     reset_1string		  rs1	      r1
     reset_2string		  rs2	      r2
     reset_3string		  rs3	      r3
     reset_file			  rf	      rf
     restore_cursor		  rc	      rc
     row_address		  vpa	      cv
     save_cursor		  sc	      sc
     scancode_escape		  scesc	      S7
     scroll_forward		  ind	      sf
     scroll_reverse		  ri	      sr
     select_char_set		  scs	      Zj
     set0_des_seq		  s0ds	      s0
     set1_des_seq		  s1ds	      s1
     set2_des_seq		  s2ds	      s2
     set3_des_seq		  s3ds	      s3
     set_a_attributes		  sgr1	      sA
     set_a_background		  setab	      AB
     set_a_foreground		  setaf	      AF
     set_attributes		  sgr	      sa
     set_background		  setb	      Sb
     set_bottom_margin		  smgb	      Zk
     set_bottom_margin_parm	  smgbp	      Zl
     set_clock			  sclk	      SC
     set_color_band		  setcolor
     set_color_pair		  scp	      sp
     set_foreground		  setf	      Sf
     set_left_margin		  smgl	      ML
     set_left_margin_parm	  smglp	      Zm
     set_lr_margin		  smglr
     set_page_length		  slines      Yz
     set_pglen_inch		  slength     sL
     set_right_margin		  smgr	      MR
     set_right_margin_parm	  smgrp	      Zn
     set_tab			  hts	      st
     set_tb_margin		  smgtb	      MT
     set_top_margin		  smgt	      Zo
     set_top_margin_parm	  smgtp	      Zp
     set_window			  wind	      wi
     start_bit_image		  sbim	      Zq
     start_char_set_def		  scsd	      Zr
     stop_bit_image		  rbim	      Zs
     stop_char_set_def		  rcsd	      Zt
     subscript_characters	  subcs	      Zu
     superscript_characters	  supcs	      Zv
     tab			  ht	      ta
     these_cause_cr		  docr	      Zw
     to_status_line		  tsl	      ts
     tone			  tone	      TO
     underline_char		  uc	      uc
     up_half_line		  hu	      hu
     user0			  u0	      u0
     user1			  u1	      u1
     user2			  u2	      u2
     user3			  u3	      u3
     user4			  u4	      u4
     user5			  u5	      u5
     user6			  u6	      u6
     user7			  u7	      u7
     user8			  u8	      u8
     user9			  u9	      u9
     wait_tone			  wait	      WA
     xoff_character		  xoffc	      XF
     xon_character		  xonc	      XN
     zero_motion		  zerom	      Zx

   A Sample Entry
     vt100|dec vt100 (w/advanced video),
     am, xenl, msgr, mc5i, xon,
     cols#80, it#8, lines#24, vt#3,
     acsc=``aaffggjjkkllmmnnooppqqrrssttuuvvwwxxyyzz{{||}}~~, bel=^G,
     cr=^M, csr=\E[%i%p1%d;%p2%dr, tbc=\E[3g, clear=\E[H\E[J$<50>,
     el1=\E[1K$<3>, el=\E[K$<3>, ed=\E[J$<50>,
     cup=\E[%i%p1%d;%p2%dH$<5>,	cud1=^J, home=\E[H, cub1=^H,
     cuf1=\E[C$<2>, cuu1=\E[A$<2>, enacs=\E(B\E)0, smacs=^N,
     smam=\E[?7h, blink=\E[5m$<2>, bold=\E[1m$<2>, rev=\E[7m$<2>,
     smso=\E[7m$<2>, smul=\E[4m$<2>, rmacs=^O, rmam=\E[?7l,
     sgr0=\E[m017$<2>, rmso=\E[m$<2>, rmul=\E[m$<2>, ka1=\EOq,
     ka3=\EOs, kb2=\EOr, kbs=^H, kc1=\EOp, kc3=\EOn, kcud1=\EOB,
     kent=\EOM,	kf0=\EOy, kf1=\EOP, kf2=\EOQ, kf3=\EOR,	kf4=\EOS,
     kf5=\EOt, kf6=\EOu, kf7=\EOv, kf8=\EOl, kf9=\EOw, kf10=\EOx,
     kcub1=\EOD, kcuf1=\EOC, kcuu1=\EOA, rmkx=\E[?1l\E>,
     smkx=\E[?1h\E=, lf1=pf1, lf2=pf2, lf3=pf3,	lf4=pf4,
     cud=\E[%p1%dB, cub=\E[%p1%dD, cuf=\E[%p1%dC, cuu=\E[%p1%dA,
     mc0=\E[0i,	mc4=\E[4i, mc5=\E[5i,
     rs2=\E>\E[?3l\E[?4l\E[?5l\E[?7h\E[?8h, rc=\E8, sc=\E7,
     ind=^J, ri=\EM$<5>,
     sgr=\E[0%?%p1%p6%|%t;1%;%?%p2%t;4%;%?%p1%p3%|%t;7%;%?%p4%t;5%;m%?%p9%t016%e017%;$<2>,
     hts=\EH, ht=^I,

   Fetching Compiled Descriptions
     This implementation uses hashed databases managed by cdb(5) instead of
     directories.  To maintain compatability with other	implementations, .cdb
     is	appended to each file checked.

     If	the environment	variable TERMINFO is available,	does not begin with
     (`/'), can	be compiled with the above rules and whose name	matches	TERM
     then it is	used.

     If	the environment	variable TERMCAP is available and does not begin with
     a slash (`/') then	it will	be translated into terminfo and	compiled as
     above.  If	its name matches TERM then it is used.

     If	the environment	variable TERMINFO is available and begins with a slash
     (`/') then	only this file is searched.  Otherwise terminfo	will first
     look for $HOME/.terminfo, followed	by /usr/share/misc/terminfo unless
     TERMINFO_DIRS is available.  If a matching	description is not found then
     a small embedded database is searched, which currently holds descriptions
     for ansi, dumb, vt100, vt220, wsvt25, and xterm.

FILES
     $HOME/.terminfo.cdb	   Database of terminal	descriptions for per-
				   sonal use.
     /usr/share/misc/terminfo	   File	containing terminal descriptions.
     /usr/share/misc/terminfo.cdb  Database of terminal	descriptions.

SEE ALSO
     infocmp(1), tic(1), tput(1), curses(3), cdb(5)

STANDARDS
     terminfo complies with the	X/Open Curses Issue 4, Version 2
     ("XCURSES4.2") standard.

     Extensions	to the standard	are noted in tic(1).

AUTHORS
     Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>

BSD				 June 6, 2012				   BSD

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