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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for infocmp (netbsd section 1)

INFOCMP(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			       INFOCMP(1)

     infocmp -- compare or print compiled terminfo descriptions

     infocmp [-1acnqux] [-A database] [-B database] [-w cols] [term ...]

     The infocmp reconstructs the first available terminfo(5) definition found for term and
     prints the result in a terminfo(5) format.  Capability types are grouped together and new
     types start new lines, first flags, then numbers, then strings.  Capabilities are sorted by
     their name.  If a second term is given then the capabilities are compared against each

     The following options are available:

     -1 	      Print one capability per line.

     -A database      Use this database to load the first terminal definition.

     -B database      Use this database to load subsequent terminal definitions.

     -a 	      Include commented out capabilities.  This only works if the database was
		      compiled with the -a flag passed to tic(1).  This also sets the -x flag as
		      infocmp retains commented out capabilities as non standard.

     -c 	      Print capabilities common to each definition.

     -n 	      Print capabilities that do not exist in either definition.

     -q 	      Make the comparison listing shorter by omitting subheadings and using - for
		      absent capabilities, @ for canceled capabilities rather than NULL.

     -u 	      Build a new terminal description for the first terminal description, using
		      subsequent terminal descriptions.  This also sets the -a flag.

     -w cols	      Limit the width to cols.

     -x 	      Include non-standard capabilities.  More -x only handles non-standard capa-
		      bilities.  This only works if the database was compiled with the -x flag
		      passed to tic(1).

     COLUMNS	      Override columns returned by the output terminal.  -w cols supersedes this.

     TERM	      infocmp uses the contents of the TERM environment variable if no terminal
		      name is given on the command line.

     The infocmp utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     tic(1), terminfo(5)

     The infocmp utility outputs information that conforms to the X/Open Curses Issue 4,
     Version 2 (``XCURSES4.2'') standard.

     Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>

BSD					 February 5, 2010				      BSD

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