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term(5)

 NAME

     term - conventional names for terminals

 DESCRIPTION

     These names are used by certain commands (e.g., man(1), tabs(1), tput(1),
     vi(1) and curses(3X)) and are maintained as part of the shell environment
     in the environment variable TERM (see sh(1), profile(4), and environ(5)).

     Entries in terminfo(4) source files consist of a number of comma-
     separated fields.  (To obtain the source description for a terminal, use
     the -I option of infocmp(1M).)  White space after each comma is ignored.
     The first line of each terminal description in the terminfo(4) database
     gives the names by which terminfo(4) 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 contain hyphens, except
     that synonyms may be chosen that do not conflict with other names.  Up to
     8 characters, chosen from [a-z0-9], 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 would be att4425-w.  The following suffixes
     should be used where possible:

     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 (e.g., -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.

     Some of the known terminal names may include the following (for a
     complete list, type:  ls -C /usr/lib/terminfo/?):

     2621,hp2621                 Hewlett-Packard 2621 series
     2631                        Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer
     2631-c                      Hewlett-Packard 2631
                                 line printer - compressed 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 terminal
                                 in 80-column mode - version 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 terminal
                                 in 80-column mode - version 1
     4410v1-w,5410v1-w           AT&T 4410/5410 terminal
                                 in 132-column mode - version 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 video
     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
                                 without changing labels
     4415-w-rv,5420-w-rv         AT&T 4415/5420 132 columns in reverse video
     4415-w-rv-nl,5420-w-rv-nl   AT&T 4415/5420 132 columns reverse video
                                 without changing labels
     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 layer
     5620-34,dmd-34              AT&T Teletype Model DMD 5620 in a 34x80 layer
     610,610bct                  AT&T 610 bct terminal in 80-column mode
     610-w,610bct-w              AT&T 610 bct terminal in 132-column mode
     7300,pc7300,unix_pc         AT&T UNIX PC Model 7300
     735,ti                      Texas Instruments TI35 and TI25
     745                         Texas Instruments TI45
     dumb                        generic name for terminals that lack reverse
                                 line-feed and other special escape sequences
     hp                          Hewlett-Packard (same as 2645)
     iris-ansi                   SGI wsh(1) ANSI emulator (40 lines)
     iris-ansi-24                SGI wsh(1) ANSI emulator (24 lines)
     iris-ansi-66                SGI wsh(1) ANSI emulator (66 lines)
     iris-ansi-net               SGI remote login from wsh(1) window
     lp                          generic name for a line printer
     pt505                       AT&T Personal Terminal 505 (22 lines)
     pt505-24                    AT&T Personal Terminal 505 (24-line mode)
     rwsiris                     SGI remote login from visual 50 emulator
     sync                        generic name for synchronous Teletype Model
                                 4540-compatible terminals
     wsiris                      SGI visual 50 terminal emulator

     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.

 FILES

     /usr/lib/terminfo/?/* compiled terminal description database

 SEE ALSO

     infocmp(1M), man(1), sh(1), stty(1), tabs(1), tplot(1G), tput(1), vi(1),
     curses(3X), profile(4), terminfo(4), environ(5)

 NOTES

     Not all programs follow the above naming conventions.




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