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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
	     format [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
	     environment variable TERMINFO  is set, that directory is searched
	     instead of	/usr/share/lib/terminfo.) tic duplicates the capabili-
	     ties in entry-name	for the	current	entry, with the	 exception  of
	     those capabilities	that are explicitly defined in the current en-
	     try.

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 5.9			  5 Jul	1990			       tic(1M)

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