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TIC(1)                      General Commands Manual                     TIC(1)

     tic - terminfo compiler

     tic [-acSsx] [-o file] source [term1 term2 ...]

     The tic utility compiles terminfo(5) source into a database for use by
     other programs.  The created database path name is the same as the source
     but with .cdb appended.

     The following options are available:

     -a          Do not discard commented out capabilities.

     -c          Only check for errors, don't write the final database.

     -o file     Write the database to file instead of source.cdb.

     -S          For term1, term2, ... output a C structure containing name,
                 compiled description, and compiled size.  This can be used to
                 embed terminal descriptions into a program.

     -s          Display the number of terminal descriptions written to the

     -x          Include non standard capabilities defined in the source.

   Extensions To Terminfo
     When tic discovers a use=term capability, the terminal description for
     term is merged in.  Capabilities do not overwrite previously discovered
     ones and capabilities ending with @ are marked as absent so the terminal
     does not inherit the capability from used terminals.

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

     To maintain your private terminfo definitions, if the system supplied
     ones do not support your terminal:

           tic ~/.terminfo

     infocmp(1), tput(1), curses(3), terminfo(5)

     The tic utility works with terminfo files that conform to the X/Open
     Curses Issue 4, Version 2 ("XCURSES4.2") standard.

     Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>

NetBSD 10.99                     June 3, 2012                     NetBSD 10.99