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term - conventional names for terminals
Certain commands use these terminal names. They are maintained as part of the shell envi-
ronment (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.
stty(1), tabs(1), plot(1G), sh(1), environ(7) ex(1), clear(1), more(1), ul(1), tset(1),
termcap(5), termcap(3X), ttytype(5)
troff(1) for nroff
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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