TTYTYPE

NAME
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLE
FILES
SEE ALSO

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.

EXAMPLE

A typical /etc/ttytype is:

con80x25 tty1
vt320 ttys0

FILES

/etc/ttytype

the tty definitions file.

SEE ALSO

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