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Re: termcap(5)

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:13:33AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
 > On Fri, 10 Feb 2012, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
 > >>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;
 > So change them.

Yes, let's just do it.

 > >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.
 > Since our terminfo implementation still supports termcap files,
 > perhaps we should have both a capfile(5) to describe the generic
 > format and point to cgetent(3), and a termcap(5) to describe the
 > termcap-specific features and property names, or at least to act a
 > pointer to such a description in terminfo(5).

That sounds like a good plan...

David A. Holland

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