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TTYTYPE(5) Linux Programmer's Manual TTYTYPE(5)
ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping
The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap/terminfo 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 Unixes.
A typical /etc/ttytype is:
the tty definitions file.
getty(1), terminfo(5), termcap(5)
Linux 1993-07-24 TTYTYPE(5)
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