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toe: table of (terminfo) entries

NAME

toe - table of (terminfo) entries

SYNOPSIS

toe [-v[n]] [-ahsuUV] file...

DESCRIPTION

With no options, toe lists all available terminal types by primary name with descriptions. File arguments specify the directories to be scanned; if no such arguments are given, your default terminfo directory is scanned. If you also specify the -h option, a directory header will be issued as each directory is entered.

There are other options intended for use by terminfo file maintainers:

-a
report on all of the terminal databases which ncurses would search, rather than only the first one that it finds.
If the -s is also given, toe adds a column to the report, showing (like conflict(1)) which entries which belong to a given terminal database. An "*" marks entries which differ, and "+" marks equivalent entries.
Without the -s option, toe does not attempt to merge duplicates in its report
-s
sort the output by the entry names.
-u file
says to write a report to the standard output, listing dependencies in the given terminfo/termcap source file. The report condenses the ``use'' relation: each line consists of the primary name of a terminal that has use capabilities, followed by a colon, followed by the whitespace-separated primary names of all terminals which occur in those use capabilities, followed by a newline
-U file
says to write a report to the standard output, listing reverse dependencies in the given terminfo/termcap source file. The report reverses the ``use'' relation: each line consists of the primary name of a terminal that occurs in use capabilities, followed by a colon, followed by the whitespace-separated primary names of all terminals which depend on it, followed by a newline.
-vn
specifies that (verbose) output be written to standard error, showing toe's progress.
The optional parameter n is a number from 1 to 10, interpreted as for tic(1). If ncurses is built without tracing support, the optional parameter is ignored.
-V
reports the version of ncurses which was used in this program, and exits.

EXAMPLES

Without sorting, the -a option reports all of the names found in all of the terminal databases found by the TERMINFO and TERMINFO_DIRS environment variables:
 .sp
 .in +4

MtxOrb162       16x2 Matrix Orbital LCD display
MtxOrb204       20x4 Matrix Orbital LCD display
MtxOrb          Generic Matrix Orbital LCD display
qvt101+         qume qvt 101 PLUS product
qvt119+-25      QVT 119 PLUS with 25 data lines
qansi-g         QNX ANSI
qvt103          qume qvt 103
qnxw            QNX4 windows
qansi-w         QNX ansi for windows
qnxm            QNX4 with mouse events
qvt203-25-w     QVT 203 PLUS with 25 by 132 columns
qansi-t         QNX ansi without console writes
. . .

 .in -4

Use the -a and -s options together to show where each terminal description was found:
 .sp
 .in +4

--> /usr/local/ncurses/share/terminfo
----> /usr/share/terminfo
*-+-:   9term           Plan9 terminal emulator for X
*---:   Eterm           Eterm with xterm-style color support (X Window System)
*-*-:   Eterm-256color  Eterm with xterm 256-colors
*-*-:   Eterm-88color   Eterm with 88 colors
*-+-:   MtxOrb          Generic Matrix Orbital LCD display
*-+-:   MtxOrb162       16x2 Matrix Orbital LCD display
*-+-:   MtxOrb204       20x4 Matrix Orbital LCD display
*-*-:   NCR260VT300WPP  NCR 2900_260 vt300 wide mode pc+  kybd
*-+-:   aaa             ann arbor ambassador/30 lines
*-+-:   aaa+dec         ann arbor ambassador in dec vt100 mode
*-+-:   aaa+rv          ann arbor ambassador in reverse video
. . .

 .in -4

FILES

/etc/terminfo/?/*
Compiled terminal description database.

HISTORY

This utility is not provided by other implementations. There is no relevant X/Open or POSIX standard for toe.

The program name refers to a developer's pun:
 .IP • 4 tic,
 .IP • 4 tac (now tack),
 .IP • 4 toe.

It replaced a -T option which was briefly supported by the ncurses infocmp utility in 1995.

The -a and -s options were added to toe several years later (2006 and 2011, respectively).

SEE ALSO

tic(1), infocmp(1), captoinfo(1), infotocap(1), ncurses(3NCURSES), terminfo(5).

This describes ncurses version 6.2 (patch 20200212).