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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for term (opensolaris section 5)

term(5) 		       Standards, Environments, and Macros			  term(5)

       term - conventional names for terminals

       Terminal names are maintained as part of the shell environment in the environment variable
       TERM.  See sh(1), profile(4), and environ(5). These names are  used  by	certain  commands
       (for   example,	 tabs,	 tput,	 and   vi)   and  certain  functions  (for  example,  see

       Files under /usr/share/lib/terminfo are used to name terminals and describe their capabil-
       ities.  These files are in the format described in terminfo(4). Entries in terminfo source
       files consist of a number of comma-separated fields. To print a description of a  terminal
       term,  use  the command	infocmp -I term. See infocmp(1M). White space after each comma is
       ignored. The first line of each terminal description in the terminfo  database  gives  the
       names  by  which   terminfo knows the terminal, separated by bar (|) characters. The first
       name given is the most common abbreviation for the terminal (this is the one to use to set
       the  environment variable TERMINFO in $HOME/.profile; see profile(4)), the last name given
       should be a long name fully identifying the terminal, and all  others  are  understood  as
       synonyms  for  the terminal name. All names but the last should contain no blanks and must
       be unique in the first 14 characters; the last name may contain blanks for readability.

       Terminal names (except for the last, verbose entry) should be chosen using  the	following
       conventions.  The  particular  piece of hardware making up the terminal should have a root
       name chosen, for example, for the AT&T 4425 terminal, att4425. This name should	not  con-
       tain hyphens, except that synonyms may be chosen that do not conflict with other names. Up
       to 8 characters, chosen from the set a through z and 0 through 9, make up a basic terminal
       name.  Names should generally be based on original vendors rather than local distributors.
       A terminal acquired from one vendor should not have more than  one  distinct  basic  name.
       Terminal  sub-models,  operational  modes that the hardware can be in, or user preferences
       should be indicated by appending a hyphen and an indicator of the mode. Thus, an AT&T 4425
       terminal in 132 column mode is att4425-w. The following suffixes should be used where pos-

       Suffix		    Meaning				   Example
       -w		    Wide mode (more than 80 columns)	   att4425-w
       -am		    With auto. margins (usually default)   vt100-am
       -nam		    Without automatic margins		   vt100-nam
       -n		    Number of lines on the screen	   aaa-60
       -na		    No arrow keys (leave them in local)    c100-na
       -np		    Number of pages of memory		   c100-4p
       -rv		    Reverse video			   att4415-rv

       To avoid conflicts with the naming conventions used in describing the different modes of a
       terminal  (for  example,  -w),  it  is recommended that a terminal's root name not contain
       hyphens. Further, it is good practice to make all terminal names used in the   terminfo(4)
       database unique. Terminal entries that are present only for inclusion in other entries via
       the use= facilities should have a '+' in their name, as in  4415+nl.

       Here are some of the known terminal names: (For a complete list, enter the command  ls  -C
       /usr/share/lib/terminfo/? ).

       2621,hp2621	       Hewlett-Packard 2621 series
       2631		       Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer
       2631-c		       Hewlett-Packard	2631 line printer, com-
			       pressed mode
       2631-e		       Hewlett-Packard	 2631	line   printer,
			       expanded mode
       2640,hp2640	       Hewlett-Packard 2640 series
       2645,hp2645	       Hewlett-Packard 2645 series
       3270		       IBM Model 3270
       33,tty33 	       AT&T Teletype Model 33 KSR
       35,tty35 	       AT&T Teletype Model 35 KSR
       37,tty37 	       AT&T Teletype Model 37 KSR
       4000a		       Trendata 4000a
       4014,tek4014	       TEKTRONIX 4014
       40,tty40 	       AT&T Teletype Dataspeed 40/2
       43,tty43 	       AT&T Teletype Model 43 KSR
       4410,5410	       AT&T  4410/5410	in 80-column mode, ver-
			       sion 2
       4410-nfk,5410-nfk       AT&T 4410/5410  without	function  keys,
			       version 1
       4410-nsl,5410-nsl       AT&T 4410/5410 without pln defined
       4410-w,5410-w	       AT&T 4410/5410 in 132-column mode
       4410v1,5410v1	       AT&T  4410/5410	in 80-column mode, ver-
			       sion 1
       4410v1-w,5410v1-w       AT&T 4410/5410 in 132-column mode,  ver-
			       sion 1
       4415,5420	       AT&T 4415/5420 in 80-column mode
       4415-nl,5420-nl	       AT&T 4415/5420 without changing labels
       4415-rv,5420-rv	       AT&T  4415/5420	80  columns  in reverse
       4415-rv-nl,5420-rv-nl   AT&T  4415/5420	reverse  video	without
			       changing labels
       4415-w,5420-w	       AT&T 4415/5420 in 132-column mode
       4415-w-nl,5420-w-nl     AT&T  4415/5420 in 132-column mode with-
			       out changing labels
       4415-w-rv,5420-w-rv     AT&T 4415/5420 132  columns  in	reverse
       4418,5418	       AT&T 5418 in 80-column mode
       4418-w,5418-w	       AT&T 5418 in 132-column mode
       4420		       AT&T Teletype Model 4420
       4424		       AT&T Teletype Model 4424
       4424-2		       AT&T  Teletype  Model  4424  in	display
			       function group ii
       4425,5425		AT&T 4425/5425
       4425-fk,5425-fk	       AT&T 4425/5425 without function keys
       4425-nl,5425-nl	       AT&T 4425/5425 without  changing  labels
			       in 80-column mode
       4425-w,5425-w	       AT&T 4425/5425 in 132-column mode
       4425-w-fk,5425-w-fk     AT&T  4425/5425 without function keys in
			       132-column mode
       4425-nl-w,5425-nl-w     AT&T 4425/5425 without  changing  labels
			       in 132-column mode
       4426		       AT&T Teletype Model 4426S
       450		       DASI 450 (same as Diablo 1620)
       450-12		       DASI 450 in 12-pitch mode
       500,att500	       AT&T-IS 500 terminal
       510,510a 	       AT&T 510/510a in 80-column mode
       513bct,att513	       AT&T 513 bct terminal
       5320		       AT&T 5320 hardcopy terminal
       5420_2		       AT&T 5420 model 2 in 80-column mode
       5420_2-w 	       AT&T 5420 model 2 in 132-column mode
       5620,dmd 	       AT&T 5620 terminal 88 columns
       5620-24,dmd-24	       AT&T  Teletype Model DMD 5620 in a 24x80

       5620-34,dmd-34	       AT&T Teletype Model DMD 5620 in a  34x80
       610,610bct	       AT&T 610 bct terminal in 80-column mode
       610-w,610bct-w	       AT&T 610 bct terminal in 132-column mode
       630,630MTG	       AT&T 630 Multi-Tasking Graphics terminal
       7300,pc7300,unix_pc     AT&T UNIX PC Model 7300
       735,ti		       Texas Instruments TI735 and TI725
       745		       Texas Instruments TI745
       dumb		       generic	name  for  terminals  that lack
			       reverse	line-feed  and	other	special
			       escape sequences
       hp		       Hewlett-Packard (same as 2645)
       lp		       generic name for a line printer
       pt505		       AT&T Personal Terminal 505 (22 lines)
       pt505-24 	       AT&T   Personal	Terminal  505  (24-line
       sync		       generic name  for  synchronous  Teletype
			       Model 4540-compatible terminals

       Commands  whose	behavior  depends  on the type of terminal should accept arguments of the
       form -Tterm where term is one of the names given above; if no such  argument  is  present,
       such  commands  should obtain the terminal type from the environment variable TERM, which,
       in turn, should contain term.


	   compiled terminal description database

       sh(1), stty(1), tabs(1), tput(1), vi(1), infocmp(1M),  curses(3CURSES),	profile(4),  ter-
       minfo(4), environ(5)

SunOS 5.11				    3 Jul 1990					  term(5)

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