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Understanding Termcap and Terminfo

Most Unix applications are written so that they can be run on different terminals. The "terminal" may be simply an emulator like Procomm or Tinyterm or IceTen running on a Windows machine, but the running program doesn't know that: if it has been told to use "vt100" emulation, it doesn't matter to it whether you are using Procomm, a Wyse 50 terminal set to VT100 mode, or a real DEC VT100 terminal: the program will expect certain specific capabilities and responses from the "terminal"



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