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TTYTYPE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (5)
Updated: 1993-07-24
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NAME

ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping  

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.  

FILES

/etc/ttytype
the tty definitions file.
 

EXAMPLE

A typical /etc/ttytype is:

con80x25 tty1
vt320 ttys0

 

SEE ALSO

termcap(5), terminfo(5) mingetty(8)


 

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DESCRIPTION
FILES
EXAMPLE
SEE ALSO