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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Termcap Library
1.1 Preparing to Use the Termcap Library
1.2 Finding a Terminal Description: tgetent
1.3 Interrogating the Terminal Description
1.4 Initialization for Use of Termcap
1.5 Padding
1.5.1 Why Pad, and How
1.5.2 Specifying Padding in a Terminal Description
1.5.3 Performing Padding with tputs
1.6 Filling In Parameters
1.6.1 Describing the Encoding
1.6.2 Sending Display Commands with Parameters
1.6.2.1 tparam
1.6.2.2 tgoto
2. The Format of the Data Base
2.1 Terminal Description Format
2.2 Writing the Capabilities
2.3 Terminal Type Name Conventions
2.4 Inheriting from Related Descriptions
3. Definitions of the Terminal Capabilities
3.1 Basic Characteristics
3.2 Screen Size
3.3 Cursor Motion
3.4 Wrapping
3.5 Scrolling
3.6 Windows
3.7 Clearing Parts of the Screen
3.8 Insert/Delete Line
3.9 Insert/Delete Character
3.10 Standout and Appearance Modes
3.11 Underlining
3.12 Cursor Visibility
3.13 Bell
3.14 Keypad and Function Keys
3.15 Meta Key
3.16 Initialization
3.17 Padding Capabilities
3.18 Status Line
3.19 Half-Line Motion
3.20 Controlling Printers Attached to Terminals
4. Summary of Capability Names
Variable and Function Index
Capability Index
Concept Index


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