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TIC(1)				   BSD General Commands Manual				   TIC(1)

NAME
     tic -- terminfo compiler

SYNOPSIS
     tic [-acSsx] [-o file] source [term1 term2 ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The tic utility compiles terminfo(5) source into a database for use by other programs.  The
     created database path name is the same as the source but with .cdb appended.

     The following options are available:

     -a 	 Do not discard commented out capabilities.

     -c 	 Only check for errors, don't write the final database.

     -o file	 Write the database to file instead of source.cdb.

     -S 	 For term1, term2, ... output a C structure containing name, compiled descrip-
		 tion, and compiled size.  This can be used to embed terminal descriptions into a
		 program.

     -s 	 Display the number of terminal descriptions written to the database.

     -x 	 Include non standard capabilities defined in the source.

   Extensions To Terminfo
     When tic discovers a use=term capability, the terminal description for term is merged in.
     Capabilities do not overwrite previously disovered ones and capabilities ending with @ are
     marked as absent so the terminal does not inherit the capability from used terminals.

EXIT STATUS
     The tic utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
     To maintain your private terminfo definitions, if the system supplied ones do not support
     your terminal:

	   tic ~/.terminfo

SEE ALSO
     infocmp(1), tput(1), curses(3), terminfo(5)

STANDARDS
     The tic utility works with terminfo files that conform to the X/Open Curses Issue 4,
     Version 2 (``XCURSES4.2'') standard.

AUTHORS
     Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>

BSD					   June 3, 2012 				      BSD
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