tic - Translates terminfo files from source to compiled format
tic [-v[number]] [-c] [file...]
files from the source format into the compiled format.
Checks the file for errors only. Errors in the
field are not detected.
Writes trace information on the progress of the
an integer that increases the level of verbosity. If
is omitted, the default is 1.
If a file is not specified, the tic command reads standard input.
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 /usr/share/lib/terminfo.
The tic command compiles all terminfo descriptions in the file or files specified by the file variable. When the tic command finds a use= field, it searches first the current file, then reads in the binary from /usr/share/lib/terminfo to complete the entry. If the environment variable TERMINFO is set, that directory is searched instead of /usr/share/lib/terminfo.
The size of a compiled entry cannot exceed 4096 bytes and the name field
cannot exceed 128 bytes. Terminal names exceeding 14 characters are truncated
to 14 characters and a warning message is printed.
Terminal information database.
Commands: captoinfo(1), infocmp(1)