(termcap.info)Data Base

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The Format of the Data Base

   The termcap data base of terminal descriptions is stored in the file
`/etc/termcap'.  It contains terminal descriptions, blank lines, and

   A terminal description starts with one or more names for the
terminal type.  The information in the description is a series of
"capability names" and values.  The capability names have standard
meanings (Note: Capabilities.) and their values describe the terminal.

* Format
Overall format of a terminal description.
* Capability Format
Format of capabilities within a description.
* Naming
Naming conventions for terminal types.
* Inheriting
Inheriting part of a description from a related terminal type.

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