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INFOCMP(1)                  General Commands Manual                 INFOCMP(1)

     infocmp - compare or print compiled terminfo descriptions

     infocmp [-1acnqux] [-A database] [-B database] [-w cols] [term ...]

     The infocmp reconstructs the first available terminfo(5) definition found
     for term and prints the result in a terminfo(5) format.  Capability types
     are grouped together and new types start new lines, first flags, then
     numbers, then strings.  Capabilities are sorted by their name.  If a
     second term is given then the capabilities are compared against each

     The following options are available:

     -1               Print one capability per line.

     -A database      Use this database to load the first terminal definition.

     -B database      Use this database to load subsequent terminal

     -a               Include commented out capabilities.  This only works if
                      the database was compiled with the -a flag passed to
                      tic(1).  This also sets the -x flag as infocmp retains
                      commented out capabilities as non standard.

     -c               Print capabilities common to each definition.

     -n               Print capabilities that do not exist in either

     -q               Make the comparison listing shorter by omitting
                      subheadings and using - for absent capabilities, @ for
                      canceled capabilities rather than NULL.

     -u               Build a new terminal description for the first terminal
                      description, using subsequent terminal descriptions.
                      This also sets the -a flag.

     -w cols          Limit the width to cols.

     -x               Include non-standard capabilities.  More -x only handles
                      non-standard capabilities.  This only works if the
                      database was compiled with the -x flag passed to tic(1).

     COLUMNS          Override columns returned by the output terminal.  -w
                      cols supersedes this.

     TERM             infocmp uses the contents of the TERM environment
                      variable if no terminal name is given on the command

     The infocmp utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     tic(1), terminfo(5)

     The infocmp utility outputs information that conforms to the X/Open
     Curses Issue 4, Version 2 ("XCURSES4.2") standard.

     Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>

NetBSD 10.99                   February 5, 2010                   NetBSD 10.99