Subject: Re: ttermcap [was re: pcvt problems]
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Don Lewis <>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/01/1996 01:38:10
On Jul 31,  5:21pm, Olaf Seibert wrote:
} Subject: Re: ttermcap [was re: pcvt problems]
} > > Last I heard, terminfo didn't have a reasonable replacement for
} > > the TERMCAP environment variable.  I'd appreciate an update if that's
} > > now out-of-date.
} >
} > This is also true.  The one thing you can do is maintain your own
} > private database in a directory tree ~/.terminfo, but that is hardly
} > as nice as having just a single TERMCAP variable.  However, the rest of
} > the world is moving towards terminfo, so...
} Much as I dislike terminfo, could this at least not be fixed? If not,
} that is yet another argument against it.. (oops, that reeks of flame
} wars..)

What is the limit on the length of an environment variable.  Hmn, having
an environment variable >1K characters would make the output of printenv
less pleasant.

			---  Truck