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Terminal device to default terminal type mapping.

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2012-12-31
TTYTYPE(5)                          Linux Programmer's Manual                          TTYTYPE(5)

NAME

ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping

DESCRIPTION

The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap(5)/terminfo(5) terminal type names with tty lines. Each line consists of a terminal type, followed by whitespace, followed by a tty name (a device name without the /dev/) prefix. This association is used by the program tset(1) to set the environment variable TERM to the default terminal name for the user's current tty. This facility was designed for a traditional time-sharing environment featuring character- cell terminals hardwired to a UNIX minicomputer. It is little used on modern workstation and personal UNIX systems.

FILES

/etc/ttytype the tty definitions file.

EXAMPLE

A typical /etc/ttytype is: con80x25 tty1 vt320 ttys0

SEE ALSO

termcap(5), terminfo(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

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