termcap under single luser

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at FreeBSD.org
Tue Aug 5 18:23:17 UTC 2008

Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 07:47:42 +0300, Alex Kozlov <spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua> wrote:
>> cp src/release/picobsd/mfs_tree/etc/termcap /etc/termcap.small
>> TERMCAP=/etc/termcap.small
>> Or if You need only vi: TERMCAP="cons25:cm=\E[%i%d;%dH"; TERM=cons25
> Aha, that's great.  We should probably move picobsd's termcap in src/etc
> and install it as `/etc/termcap.small' by default.  It is only 6 KB and
> typing
>     # export TERMCAP='/etc/termcap.small'
> is far nicer than trying to use vi, failing, and falling back on ed.
> /me heads off to prepare a patch for review :-)

IMHO failover to /etc/termcap.small should be automatic within ncurses 


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