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The Termcap Library

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1. The Termcap Library

The termcap library is the application programmer's interface to the termcap data base. It contains functions for the following purposes:

1.1 Preparing to Use the Termcap Library  Preparing to use the termcap library.
1.2 Finding a Terminal Description: tgetent  Finding the description of the terminal being used.
1.3 Interrogating the Terminal Description  Interrogating the description for particular capabilities.
1.4 Initialization for Use of Termcap  Initialization for output using termcap.
1.5 Padding  Outputting padding.
1.6 Filling In Parameters  Encoding parameters such as cursor positions.

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