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This category groups programs using the obsolete termcap library.

Early Unix systems used termcap to send escape sequences for terminal control. The termcap database described several types of terminals. The termcap library queried this database.

termcap is obsolete. Most systems switched to terminfo during 1980s or 1990s. All recent systems have terminfo, except NetBSD (but NetBSD 6 will have terminfo). Some NetBSD users installed ncurses to get terminfo. Therefore, the only reason to use termcap is to remain compatible with ancient Unix systems, or with NetBSD systems without ncurses.


Pages in category "Termcap"

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