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tic(1M)			System Administration Commands		       tic(1M)

NAME
       tic - terminfo compiler

SYNOPSIS
       tic [-v [n]] [-c] file

DESCRIPTION
       The  command tic	translates a terminfo file from	the source format into
       the  compiled  format.  The  results  are  placed  in   the   directory
       /usr/share/lib/terminfo.	 The compiled format is	necessary for use with
       the library routines in curses(3CURSES).

       If the environment variable TERMINFO  is	set, the compiled results  are
       placed there instead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.

       Total  compiled entries cannot exceed 4096 bytes. The name field	cannot
       exceed 128 bytes. Terminal names	exceeding 14 characters	will be	 trun-
       cated to	14 characters and a warning message will be printed.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -c	Specifies  to check only file for errors. Errors in use= links
		are not	detected.

       -v[n]	Specify	that (verbose) output be  written  to  standard	 error
		trace information showing tic's	progress. The optional integer
		n is a number from 1 to	10, indicating the  desired  level  of
		detail	of  information. If n is omitted, the default level is
		1. If n	is specified and greater than 1, the level  of	detail
		is increased.

OPERANDS
       file

	   Contains  one or more terminfo terminal descriptions	in source for-
	   mat [see terminfo(4)].  Each	description in the file	describes  the
	   capabilities	 of a particular terminal. When	a use=entry-name field
	   is discovered in a terminal entry  currently	 being	compiled,  tic
	   reads  in  the  binary from /usr/share/lib/terminfo to complete the
	   entry. (Entries created from	file will be used first. If the	 envi-
	   ronment  variable  TERMINFO	is set,	that directory is searched in-
	   stead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.) tic duplicates the  capabilities
	   in  entry-name  for	the current entry, with	the exception of those
	   capabilities	that are explicitly defined in the current entry.

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

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       captoinfo(1M), infocmp(1M), curses(3CURSES), terminfo(4), attributes(5)

NOTES
       When an entry, for example, entry_name_1, contains  a  use=entry_name_2
       field,  any  canceled  capabilities in entry_name_2 must	also appear in
       entry_name_1 before use=	for these capabilities to be canceled  in  en-
       try_name_1.

SunOS 5.10			  5 Jul	1990			       tic(1M)

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