Manual Reference Pages  - TTYTYPE (5)

NAME

ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping

CONTENTS

Description
Example
Files

DESCRIPTION

The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap/terminfo terminal type names with tty lines. Each line consists of a terminal type, followed by whitespace, followed by a tty name (a device name without the /dev/) prefix.

This association is used by the program tset(1) to set the environment variable TERM to the default terminal name for the user’s current tty.

This facility was designed for a traditional time-sharing environment featuring character-cell terminals hardwired to a Unix minicomputer. It is little used on modern workstation and personal Unixes.

EXAMPLE

A typical /etc/ttytype is:

con80x25 tty1
vt320 ttys0

FILES

/etc/ttytype
  the tty definitions file.

SEE ALSO

getty(1), termcap(5), terminfo(5)


Linux TTYTYPE (5) 1993-07-24
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