TERM / termcap / terminfo & st from suckless tools

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Fri Nov 22 01:55:11 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:54:15PM -0500, illoai at gmail.com wrote:
> Resorted to rxvt-256color, because, despite toe -a showing st-256color,
> it simply doesn't work.  (toe also dumps core, so there's that)

FreeBSD doesn't by default use terminfo.
It stores the bulk of its data in a different database.

> And:
> > tic -c /usr/local/share/misc/terminfo.db

tic processes text-files (the manpage says "source format").
terminfo.db is not a text file.

> "/usr/local/share/misc/terminfo.db", line 18, col 1: Illegal character
> (expected alphanumeric or @%&*!#) - '^C'

sounds about right.

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at invisible-island.net>
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