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Re: termcap(5) references

On Fri, 21 Jan 2011, Roy Marples wrote:
> Some man pages still reference the now removed termcap(5) man page and
> often refer to it to describe the layout of it's own configuration file,
> like printcap(5).

The old termcap(5) man page contained infomation about the file format
in general, and specific information about the meanings of the termcap

The file format should be documented somewhere; perhaps close to
cap_mkdb(1) or getcap(3).

The information about terminals and termcap should be merged into
terminfo(5).  For example, the current terminfo(5) mentions the
syntax but not the meaning of a delay parameter, while the old
termcap(5) explained the meaning in reasonable detail.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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