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BSD 2.11 - man page for term (bsd section 7)

TERM(7) 				   Miscellaneous Information Manual				      TERM(7)

NAME
term - conventional names for terminals
DESCRIPTION
Certain commands use these terminal names. They are maintained as part of the shell environment (see sh(1),environ(7)). adm3a Lear Seigler Adm-3a 2621 Hewlett-Packard HP262? series terminals hp Hewlett-Packard HP264? series terminals c100 Human Designed Systems Concept 100 h19 Heathkit H19 mime Microterm mime in enhanced ACT IV mode 1620 DIABLO 1620 (and others using HyType II) 300 DASI/DTC/GSI 300 (and others using HyType I) 33 TELETYPE(R) Model 33 37 TELETYPE Model 37 43 TELETYPE Model 43 735 Texas Instruments TI735 (and TI725) 745 Texas Instruments TI745 dumb terminals with no special features dialup a terminal on a phone line with no known characteristics network a terminal on a network connection with no known characteristics 4014 Tektronix 4014 vt52 Digital Equipment Corp. VT52 The list goes on and on. Consult /etc/termcap (see termcap(5)) for an up-to-date and locally correct list. Commands whose behavior may depend on the terminal either consult TERM in the environment, or accept arguments of the form -Tterm, where term is one of the names given above.
SEE ALSO
stty(1), tabs(1), plot(1G), sh(1), environ(7) ex(1), clear(1), more(1), ul(1), tset(1), termcap(5), term- cap(3X), ttytype(5) troff(1) for nroff
BUGS
The programs that ought to adhere to this nomenclature do so only fitfully. 4th Berkeley Distribution May 20, 1985 TERM(7)


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