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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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tic — terminfo compiler


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


tic translates terminfo files from source format into the compiled format. Results are placed in the directory /usr/share/lib/terminfo.


Specifies 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, inclusive, 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.


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

tic compiles all terminfo descriptions in the given files. When a use= field is discovered, tic searches first the current file, then the master file which is ./terminfo.src.

If the environment variable TERMINFO is set, the results are placed in the location specified by TERMINFO instead of in /usr/share/lib/terminfo.

Limitations: total compiled entries cannot exceed 4096 bytes. The name field cannot exceed 128 bytes.



compiled terminal capability data base


Instead of searching ./terminfo.src, tic should check for an existing compiled entry.


tic: SVID2, SVID3

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