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Re: termcap(5)

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 09:38:25AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Feb 2012, David Holland wrote:
> >Plus, if the goal is to describe the file format, perhaps there should
> >be a capfile(5) that specifically does that.
> I like capfile(5) as a man page name.

I tended to think that, too. However, we would have to patch all
external programs referring to termcap-the-format via "termcap(5)",
too; that's why I reluctantly like Roy's idea to keep the name
"termcap" (and write a HISTORY that explains that there used to be
a terminal capability database with that name).

Btw, when evaluating files-to-patch, for ->terminfo(5) vs.
->capfile/newtermcap(5), I found a third case - referring to a
termcap entry in another OS's /etc/termcap via "termcap(5)".

I haven't yet decided what do do with that one.


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