Translates the terminfo description files from source to compiled format.
tic [ -v [Number] ] [-c] FileName
The tic command translates the terminfo files from the source format into the compiled format. The tic command places the results in the /usr/share/lib/terminfo directory. If the TERMINFO environment variable is set, the results are placed there instead of in the /usr/share/lib/terminfo directory.
The tic command compiles all terminfo descriptions in FileName. When the tic command finds a use= entry-name field, it searches the current file first, If unable to find the entry -name, it obtains the entry from the binary file in /usr/share/lib/terminfo. If TERMINFO is set, the terminfo directory is searched before /usr/share/lib/terminfo.
The total compiled entries cannot exceed 4096 bytes, and the name field cannot exceed 128 bytes.
|-v[Number]||Writes trace information on the progress of the tic command. Number is an integer from 1 to 10 inclusive that increases the level of the verbosity. If Number is omitted, the default level is 1. The amount of information output increases as Number increases.|
|-c||Only checks FileName for errors. Errors in use=entry-name are not detected.|
|nfo/?/*||Contains the compiled terminal capability database.|
The terminfo file format.
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