i did it again
gert.cuykens at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 13:46:44 PST 2005
On Apr 1, 2005 11:57 AM, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> On 2005-04-01 03:46, Gert Cuykens <gert.cuykens at gmail.com> wrote:
> >On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 04:42:55 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas
> ><keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> >>On 2005-04-01 03:31, Gert Cuykens <gert.cuykens at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> what is a termcap ?
> >> There's a manpage for this one.
> > so termcap is like a x server but then for terminals ?
> Not really. The termcap(5) manpage describes this in (hopefully)
> adequate detail:
> % TERMCAP(5) FreeBSD File Formats Manual TERMCAP(5)
> % NAME
> % termcap -- terminal capability data base
> % SYNOPSIS
> % termcap
> % DESCRIPTION
> % The termcap file is a data base describing terminals, used, for
> % example, by vi(1) and ncurses(3). Terminals are described in
> % termcap by giving a set of capabilities that they have and by
> % describing how operations are performed. Padding requirements
> % and initialization sequences are included in termcap.
> % [...]
isnt that the same as xserver does for xclients telling the clients
what they can and cant do ?
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