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NAME

toe – table of (terminfo) entries

SYNOPSIS

toe [-v[n]] [-ahsuUV] file…

DESCRIPTION

With no options, toe lists all available terminal types by primary name
with descriptions. File arguments specify the directories to be
scanned; if no such arguments are given, your default terminfo direc‐
tory is scanned. If you also specify the -h option, a directory header
will be issued as each directory is entered.

There are other options intended for use by terminfo file maintainers:

-a report on all of the terminal databases which ncurses would
search, rather than only the first one that it finds.

If the -s is also given, toe adds a column to the report, show‐
ing (like conflict(1)) which entries which belong to a given
terminal database. An “*” marks entries which differ, and “+”
marks equivalent entries.

Without the -s option, toe does not attempt to merge duplicates
in its report

-s sort the output by the entry names.

-u file
says to write a report to the standard output, listing dependen‐
cies in the given terminfo/termcap source file. The report con‐
denses the `use’ relation: each line consists of the primary
name of a terminal that has use capabilities, followed by a
colon, followed by the whitespace-separated primary names of all
terminals which occur in those use capabilities, followed by a
newline

-U file
says to write a report to the standard output, listing reverse
dependencies in the given terminfo/termcap source file. The
report reverses the `use’ relation: each line consists of the
primary name of a terminal that occurs in use capabilities, fol‐
lowed by a colon, followed by the whitespace-separated primary
names of all terminals which depend on it, followed by a new‐
line.

-vn specifies that (verbose) output be written to standard error,
showing toe’s progress. The optional parameter n is a number
from 1 to 10, interpreted as for tic.

-V reports the version of ncurses which was used in this program,
and exits.

FILES
/etc/terminfo/?/*
Compiled terminal description database.

SEE ALSO

tic, infocmp, captoinfo, infotocap, ncurses(3NCURSES), ter‐
minfo(5).

This describes ncurses version 6.0 (patch 20160213).

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