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captoinfo(1M)							 captoinfo(1M)

       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description

       captoinfo [-vn width]  [-V] [-1] [-w width] file . . .

       captoinfo  looks in each given text file for termcap descriptions.  For
       each one found, an equivalent terminfo description is written to	 stan‐
       dard  output.   Termcap tc capabilities are translated directly to ter‐
       minfo use capabilities.

       If no file is given, then the environment variable TERMCAP is used  for
       the  filename  or entry.	 If TERMCAP is a full pathname to a file, only
       the terminal whose name is specified in the environment	variable  TERM
       is  extracted  from  that file.	If the environment variable TERMCAP is
       not set, then the file /opt/local/share/lib/terminfo is read.

       -v   print out tracing information on standard  error  as  the  program

       -V   print  out the version of the program in use on standard error and

       -1   cause the fields to print out  one	to  a  line.   Otherwise,  the
	    fields  will be printed several to a line to a maximum width of 60

       -w   change the output to width characters.

			   Compiled terminal description database.

       Some obsolete nonstandard capabilities will automatically be translated
       into  standard  (SVr4/XSI  Curses)  terminfo capabilities by captoinfo.
       Whenever one of these automatic translations is done, the program  will
       issue an notification to stderr, inviting the user to check that it has
       not mistakenly translated a completely unknown  and  random  capability
       and/or syntax error.

       XENIX  termcap  also  used  to have a set of extension capabilities for
       forms drawing, designed to take	advantage  of  the  IBM	 PC  high-half
       graphics.  They were as follows:

       If  the single-line capabilities occur in an entry, they will automati‐
       cally be composed into an acsc string.	The  double-line  capabilities
       and GG are discarded with a warning message.

       IBM's  AIX  has	a  terminfo  facility descended from SVr1 terminfo but
       incompatible with the SVr4 format.  The following  AIX  extensions  are
       automatically translated:

       Additionally,  the AIX box1 capability will be automatically translated
       to an acsc string.

       Hewlett-Packard's terminfo library supports  two	 nonstandard  terminfo
       capabilities  meml  (memory lock) and memu (memory unlock).  These will
       be discarded with a warning message.

       This utility is actually a link to tic(1M), running in  -I  mode.   You
       can use other tic options such as -f and	 -x.

       The  trace  option  is not identical to SVr4's.	Under SVr4, instead of
       following the -v with a trace level n, you repeat it n times.

       infocmp(1M), curses(3X), terminfo(5)

       This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20110404).

       Eric S. Raymond <> and
       Thomas E. Dickey <>


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