[Fwd: Custom termcap entries and installworld]

David Nugent davidn at datalinktech.com.au
Mon May 29 19:10:23 PDT 2006

Stephen Hurd wrote:
>> 1) How do people cope with custom termcap entries?
>> One workaround is to not modify /etc/termcap at all. Instead just store
>> them in a file somewhere and (depending on your shell) do
>>     export TERMCAP=/my/custom/termcap
>> Or even
>>     export TERMCAP=custom:my custom entry
>> See the ENVIRONMENT section near the bottom of "man 3 curses".
> Hrm... I don't *think* this can be done by frobbing /etc/gettytab, but 
> perhaps it can... I'll give it a shot.
login.conf/.login_conf may help (to set environment variables before 
login shell starts, assuming that is what you need).

But ~/.termcap should work regardless and will override termcap entries 
in the system termcap db.

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