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TTYTYPE(5)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			       TTYTYPE(5)

NAME
       ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping

DESCRIPTION
       The  /etc/ttytype  file	associates  termcap(5)/terminfo(5)  terminal  type names with tty
       lines.  Each line consists of a terminal type, followed by whitespace, followed by  a  tty
       name (a device name without the /dev/) prefix.

       This  association  is  used by the program tset(1) to set the environment variable TERM to
       the default terminal name for the user's current tty.

       This facility was designed for a traditional time-sharing environment featuring character-
       cell  terminals hardwired to a UNIX minicomputer.  It is little used on modern workstation
       and personal UNIX systems.

FILES
       /etc/ttytype
	      the tty definitions file.

EXAMPLE
       A typical /etc/ttytype is:

	      con80x25 tty1
	      vt320 ttys0

SEE ALSO
       termcap(5), terminfo(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A  description  of  the
       project,     and    information	  about    reporting	bugs,	 can	be    found    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux					    2012-12-31				       TTYTYPE(5)
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