FYI tset and ttytype
James A. Wheeler
jaws at sequoia.cray.com
Sat May 11 03:22:42 AEST 1991
In /etc/profile I found this:
#The following line (if uncommented) will set TERM and TERMCAP (see ttytype)
# eval `tset -Q -s `
Having used tset at work, I thought I'd like to have it at home.
The following is a description of how to setup for using it.
If you want to use tset(1) you should establish a file named /etc/ttytype
In that file you define the terminal type that is attached to the port.
The format of /etc/ttytype is a series of lines that define what
terminal is on each port. Here is an example:
This says I have a vt100 attached to /dev/tty000, (actually my 6300 running
Kermit), and that the internal modem may have any type of terminal.
With "/etc/ttytype" setup, you can then alter the "tset" in /etc/profile.
Here is how mine is set
eval `tset -Q -s -e'^h' -k'^u' -m 'dialup:?vt100'`
The options I'm using are:
-Q Quiet ( don't announce what the erase and Kill chars are.)
-s set the TERM and TERMCAP in the environment
-e The erase character
-k The kill character
-m map according to entry in /etc/ttytype for this port.
If they're on tty000, offer a default of vt100.
This will prompt the user to enter their terminal name, and supply them
with a default of vt100. The prompt will look like this:
TERM = (vt100)
If the user just enters a <cr> then $TERM will be set to vt100, or of
course they may enter any other terminal name and it will be assigned to
Just thought you'd like to know . . . .
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