ttytype(5) — Linux manual page


TTYTYPE(5)                Linux Programmer's Manual               TTYTYPE(5)

NAME         top

       ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping

DESCRIPTION         top

       The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap(5)/terminfo(5) 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 UNIX systems.

FILES         top

              the tty definitions file.

EXAMPLES         top

       A typical /etc/ttytype is:

           con80x25 tty1
           vt320 ttys0

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2020-06-09                       TTYTYPE(5)