By John Strang, Tim O'Reilly, Linda Mui
Whereas termcap and terminfo aren't any longer as vital as they as soon as have been, as a result of development of the X terminal industry and elevated standardization between ASCII terminals, dealing with various terminal kinds can nonetheless be a headache for procedure directors. The termcap and terminfo databases are UNIX's method to the trouble of helping many terminals with out writing specified drivers for every terminal. Termcap (BSD) and terminfo (System V) describe the positive factors of 1000's of terminals, including a library of workouts that let courses to exploit these capabilities.This e-book records hundreds of thousands of services and syntax for termcap and terminfo, writing and debugging terminal descriptions, and terminal initialization. Contents include:
* Terminal independence: the necessity for termcap and terminfo.
* analyzing termcap and terminfo entries.
* potential syntax.
* Initializing the terminal environment.
* Writing termcap and terminfo entries.
* changing among termcap and terminfo.
* specific descriptions of the capabilities.
* display dimensions and cursor movement.
* Initialization and reset.
* specific and an identical terminals.
* many helpful appendices.
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