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           infocmp [-1CEFGILTUVcdegilnpqrtux]
                 [-v n] [-s d| i| l| c] [-R subset]
                 [-w width] [-A directory] [-B directory]


           infocmp  can be used to compare a binary terminfo entry with other ter-
           minfo entries, rewrite a terminfo description to take advantage of  the
           use=  terminfo  field,  or  print  out  a terminfo description from the
           binary file (term) in a variety of formats.  In all cases, the  boolean
           fields  will be printed first, followed by the numeric fields, followed
           by the string fields.
       Default Options
           If no options are specified and zero or one  termnames  are  specified,
           the -I option will be assumed.  If more than one termname is specified,
           the -d option will be assumed.
       Comparison Options [-d] [-c] [-n]
           infocmp  compares  the  terminfo  description  of  the  first  terminal
           termname  with  each  of  the descriptions given by the entries for the
           other terminal's termnames.  If a capability is defined for only one of
           the  terminals, the value returned will depend on the type of the capa-
           bility: F for boolean variables, -1 for integer variables, and NULL for
           string variables.
           The  -d  option  produces  a  list of each capability that is different
           between two entries.  This option is  useful  to  show  the  difference
           between two entries, created by different people, for the same or simi-
           lar terminals.
           The -c option produces a list of each capability that is common between
           two  entries.   Capabilities that are not set are ignored.  This option
           can be used as a quick check to see if the -u option is worth using.
           The -n option produces a list of each capability  that  is  in  neither
           entry.   If  no termnames are given, the environment variable TERM will
           be used for both of the termnames.  This can be used as a  quick  check
           to see if anything was left out of a description.
       Source Listing Options [-I] [-L] [-C] [-r]
           The  -I, -L, and -C options will produce a source listing for each ter-
           minal named.
                -I   use the terminfo names
                -L   use the long C variable name listed in <term.h>
                -C   use the termcap names
                -r   when using -C, put out all capabilities in termcap form
           If no termnames are given, the environment variable TERM will  be  used
           for the terminal name.
           minfo capabilities will be translated; only those variables which  were
           part of termcap will normally be output.  Specifying the -r option will
           take off this restriction, allowing all capabilities to  be  output  in
           termcap form.
           Note that because padding is collected to the beginning of the capabil-
           ity, not all capabilities are output.  Mandatory padding  is  not  sup-
           ported.   Because termcap strings are not as flexible, it is not always
           possible to convert a terminfo string  capability  into  an  equivalent
           termcap  format.  A subsequent conversion of the termcap file back into
           terminfo format will not necessarily reproduce  the  original  terminfo
           Some  common  terminfo  parameter sequences, their termcap equivalents,
           and some terminal types which commonly have such sequences, are:
               terminfo                    termcap   Representative Terminals
               %p1%c                       %.        adm
               %p1%d                       %d        hp, ANSI standard, vt100
               %p1%'x'%+%c                 %+x       concept
               %i                          %iq       ANSI standard, vt100
               %p1%?%'x'%>%t%p1%'y'%+%;    %>xy      concept
               %p2 is printed before %p1   %r        hp
       Use= Option [-u]
           The -u option produces a terminfo source description of the first  ter-
           minal  termname  which is relative to the sum of the descriptions given
           by the entries for the other terminals termnames.  It does this by ana-
           lyzing  the  differences  between  the  first  termname  and  the other
           termnames and producing a description with use= fields  for  the  other
           terminals.  In this manner, it is possible to retrofit generic terminfo
           entries into a terminal's description.  Or, if  two  similar  terminals
           exist, but were coded at different times or by different people so that
           each description is a full description, using infocmp  will  show  what
           can be done to change one description to be relative to the other.
           A  capability  will  get  printed  with  an at-sign (@) if it no longer
           exists in the first termname, but one of  the  other  termname  entries
           contains  a  value  for  it.   A capability's value gets printed if the
           value in the first termname is not found in any of the  other  termname
           entries,  or  if  the first of the other termname entries that has this
           capability gives a different value for the capability than that in  the
           first termname.
           The order of the other termname entries is significant.  Since the ter-
           minfo compiler tic does a left-to-right scan of the capabilities, spec-
           ifying  two  use=  entries  that contain differing entries for the same
           capabilities will produce different results depending on the order that
           the  entries  are given in.  infocmp will flag any such inconsistencies
           between the other termname entries as they are found.
           terminal  is  not found in that location, the system terminfo database,
           in /usr/share/terminfo, will be used.  The options -A  and  -B  may  be
           used  to  override  this location.  The -A option will set TERMINFO for
           the first termname and the -B option will set TERMINFO  for  the  other
           termnames.   With  this,  it  is possible to compare descriptions for a
           terminal with the same name located in two different  databases.   This
           is  useful  for comparing descriptions for the same terminal created by
           different people.
       Other Options
           -1   causes the fields to be printed out one to a line.  Otherwise, the
                fields  will be printed several to a line to a maximum width of 60
           -a   tells infocmp to retain  commented-out  capabilities  rather  than
                discarding  them.   Capabilities  are  commented by prefixing them
                with a period.
           -E   Dump the capabilities of the given terminal as tables,  needed  in
                the  C initializer for a TERMTYPE structure (the terminal capabil-
                ity structure in the <term.h>).  This option is useful for prepar-
                ing  versions of the curses library hardwired for a given terminal
                type.  The tables are all declared static, and are named according
                to the type and the name of the corresponding terminal entry.
                Before  ncurses  5.0,  the split between the -e and -E options was
                not needed; but support for extended  names  required  making  the
                arrays  of terminal capabilities separate from the TERMTYPE struc-
           -e   Dump the capabilities of the given terminal as a C initializer for
                a  TERMTYPE  structure  (the  terminal capability structure in the
                <term.h>).  This option is useful for preparing  versions  of  the
                curses library hardwired for a given terminal type.
           -F   compare terminfo files.  This assumes that two following arguments
                are filenames.   The  files  are  searched  for  pairwise  matches
                between  entries,  with  two entries considered to match if any of
                their names do.  The  report  printed  to  standard  output  lists
                entries  with  no matches in the other file, and entries with more
                than one match.  For entries with exactly one match it includes  a
                difference  report.  Normally, to reduce the volume of the report,
                use references are not resolved before  looking  for  differences,
                but resolution can be forced by also specifying -r.
           -f   Display  complex terminfo strings which contain if/then/else/endif
                expressions indented for readability.
           -G   Display constant literals in decimal form rather than their  char-
                acter equivalents.
           -g   Display  constant  character  literals  in quoted form rather than
                             Action        Meaning
                             RIS           full reset
                             SC            save cursor
                             RC            restore cursor
                             LL            home-down
                             RSR           reset scroll region
                             DECSTR        soft reset (VT320)
                             S7C1T         7-bit controls (VT220)
                             ISO DEC G0    enable DEC graphics for G0
                             ISO UK G0     enable UK chars for G0
                             ISO US G0     enable US chars for G0
                             ISO DEC G1    enable DEC graphics for G1
                             ISO UK G1     enable UK chars for G1
                             ISO US G1     enable US chars for G1
                             DECPAM        application keypad mode
                             DECPNM        normal keypad mode
                             DECANSI       enter ANSI mode
                             ECMA[+-]AM    keyboard action mode
                             ECMA[+-]IRM   insert replace mode
                             ECMA[+-]SRM   send receive mode
                             ECMA[+-]LNM   linefeed mode
                             DEC[+-]CKM    application cursor keys
                             DEC[+-]ANM    set VT52 mode
                             DEC[+-]COLM   132-column mode
                             DEC[+-]SCLM   smooth scroll
                             DEC[+-]SCNM   reverse video mode
                             DEC[+-]OM     origin mode
                             DEC[+-]AWM    wraparound mode
                             DEC[+-]ARM    auto-repeat mode
                It  also  recognizes  a  SGR  action  corresponding  to   ANSI/ISO
                6429/ECMA  Set  Graphics  Rendition, with the values NORMAL, BOLD,
                UNDERLINE, BLINK, and REVERSE.  All but  NORMAL  may  be  prefixed
                with '+' (turn on) or '-' (turn off).
           An SGR0 designates an empty highlight sequence (equivalent to {SGR:NOR-
           -l   Set output format to terminfo.
           -p   Ignore padding specifications when comparing strings.
           -q   Make the comparison listing shorter by omitting  subheadings,  and
                using  "-"  for  absent capabilities, "@" for canceled rather than
                d    leave fields in the order that they are stored  in  the  ter-
                     minfo database.
                i    sort by terminfo name.
                l    sort by the long C variable name.
                c    sort by the termcap name.
                If  the  -s  option  is  not given, the fields printed out will be
                sorted alphabetically by  the  terminfo  name  within  each  type,
                except  in  the  case of the -C or the -L options, which cause the
                sorting to be done by the termcap name  or  the  long  C  variable
                name, respectively.
           -T   eliminates  size-restrictions  on  the  generated  text.   This is
                mainly  useful  for  testing  and  analysis,  since  the  compiled
                descriptions  are  limited  (e.g., 1023 for termcap, 4096 for ter-
           -t   tells tic to discard commented-out  capabilities.   Normally  when
                translating  from terminfo to termcap, untranslatable capabilities
                are commented-out.
           -U   tells infocmp to not  post-process  the  data  after  parsing  the
                source  file.   This  feature helps when comparing the actual con-
                tents of two source files, since it excludes the  inferences  that
                infocmp makes to fill in missing data.
           -V   reports the version of ncurses which was used in this program, and
           -v n prints out tracing information on standard error  as  the  program
                runs.  Higher values of n induce greater verbosity.
           -w width
                changes the output to width characters.
           -x   print information for user-defined capabilities.  These are exten-
                sions to the terminfo repertoire which can be loaded using the  -x
                option of tic.


           /usr/share/terminfo Compiled terminal description database.


           The  -E,  -F,  -G,  -R,  -T,  -V, -a, -e, -f, -g, -i, -l, -p, -q and -t
           options are not supported in SVr4 curses.
           The -r option's notion of 'termcap' capabilities is  System  V  Release
           4's.   Actual  BSD curses versions will have a more restricted set.  To
           see only the 4.4BSD set, use -r -RBSD.

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