CAPTOINFO(8) Maintenance Procedures CAPTOINFO(8)


captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description


captoinfo [-1] [-v]... [-V] [-w width] filename...


captoinfo looks in filename for termcap descriptions. For each one
found, an equivalent terminfo description is written to standard output,
along with any comments found. A description which is expressed as
relative to another description (as specified in the termcap tc = field)
is reduced to the minimum superset before being displayed.

If no filename 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 /usr/share/lib/termcap is read.


Display the fields one to a line. Otherwise, the fields are
printed several to a line, with a maximum width of 60

Display tracing information on the standard error as the
program runs. Specifying additional -v options displays more
detailed information.

Display the version of the program in use on the standard
error and then exit.

-w width
Change the output to width characters.



compiled terminal description database



curses(3CURSES), terminfo(5), attributes(7), infocmp(8)


captoinfo should be used to convert termcap entries to terminfo entries
because the termcap database may not be supplied in future releases.

May 18, 1993 CAPTOINFO(8)