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convert a terminfo description into a termcap description

see also : tic - infocmp


infotocap [-vn width] [-V] [-1] [-w width] file . . .

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prog_infotocap=`echo infotocap|sed "${transform}"`
prog_tic=`echo tic|sed "${transform}"`
prog_toe=`echo toe|sed "${transform}"`
-e "s,@INFOTOCAP@,$prog_infotocap," \
-e "s,@TIC@,$prog_tic," \
-e "s,@TOE@,$prog_toe," \
-e "s,@TPUT@,$prog_tput," \


infotocap looks in each given text file for terminfo descriptions. For each terminfo description found, an equivalent termcap description is written to standard output. Terminfo use capabilities are translated directly to termcap tc capabilities.


print out tracing information on standard error as the program runs.


print out the version of the program in use on standard error and exit.


cause the fields to print out one to a line. Otherwise, the fields will be printed several to a line to a maximum width of 60 characters.


change the output to width characters.



Compiled terminal description database.


This utility is actually a link to tic, running in -C mode. You can use other tic options such as -f and -x.

see also

ncurses(3NCURSES), tic , infocmp , terminfo

This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20110404).


Eric S. Raymond <esr[:at:]snark.thyrsus[:dot:]com> and
Thomas E. Dickey <>

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