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The termcap data base of terminal descriptions is stored in the file `/etc/termcap'. It contains terminal descriptions, blank lines, and comments.
A terminal description starts with one or more names for the terminal type. The information in the description is a series of capability names and values. The capability names have standard meanings (see section 3. Definitions of the Terminal Capabilities) and their values describe the terminal.
a related terminal type.
2.1 Terminal Description Format Overall format of a terminal description. 2.2 Writing the Capabilities Format of capabilities within a description. 2.3 Terminal Type Name Conventions Naming conventions for terminal types. 2.4 Inheriting from Related Descriptions Inheriting part of a description from
2.5 When Changes in the Data Base Take Effect When changes in the data base take effect.
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