HDB and async_main

DoN Nichols dnichols at ceilidh.beartrack.com
Sun Feb 17 09:23:04 AEST 1991

In article <1351 at ecicrl.ocunix.on.ca> clewis at ferret.ocunix.on.ca (Chris Lewis) writes:
>In article <1991Feb12.034118.17737 at ceilidh.beartrack.com> dnichols at ceilidh.beartrack.com (DoN Nichols) writes:
>>I would like use the UA's phone (no flames please) with HDB. I like HDB and
>>use it all the time on my 3b2's and want to use it on my 7300. My question is
>>"How do I use the async_main with it?" I need the vt100 emulation, because s4,
>>7300,unix-pc isn't known outside AT&T or the loyal followers. 

	Not really my article quoted here, but rather the article which I
was replying to. :-)

>It's easy enough to teach other UNIX machines about unixpcs simply by copying
>the /etc/termcap entry for "unixpc" from the unixpc, putting it in your home
>directory on the remote machine, and placing this in your profile:
>	TERMCAP=$HOME/<termcapfile>
>	TERM=unixpc

	I've been puting my private copy of termcap in systems which I
access frequently, and searching it for whatever terminal I'm coming in on.
(Even some SysV machines may have a reasonable 's4' entry, but a lousy
'vt100', because they are expecting every program to use 'terminfo'.  Some
programs, such as 'less', 'jove', etc. are handicaped by what is in the
termcap file.  An example from my recent experience, is a Unisys System 5000
running SysVr3.)  The BSD /etc/termcap file is MUCH better, in my experience.


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