pterm - print terminal characteristics


pterm [-d] terminalname [ textfile ]


Pterm displays the escape sequences for the terminal terminalname to
textfile or the standard output file if textfile is omitted. The terminal
definition for terminalname must previously been defined by termset(C-1)
or cterm(C-1).

If no option is given, the escape sequences for a terminal definition is
printed in a long report format. If the -d flag is used, the escape
sequences for terminalname are printed in a condensed format suitable
for input to cterm(C-1). This flag is used in porting terminal definitions
to other systems.

There are three parts to a terminal definition. The first part defines
escape sequences sent to the computer by the terminal when a particular
key is pressed. The second part defines escape sequences to be sent to
the terminal by the computer when a particular function is desired.
The third part describes various terminal characteristics. The escape
sequences for each terminal definition is stored in a file located in
the directory /usr/cbase/lib/cbase/escape. The file has the same name as
the terminalname argument. This file is used by escape(C-3) and
getkey(C-3) to provide a method of using CRT terminals in a terminal
independent manner. A more complete description can be found in C/Base
Utilities Manual Chapter 2, Terminal Independent I/O.




escape(C-1), cterm(C-1).
getkey(C-3), termparm(C-3).
C/Base Utilities Manual Chapter 6, Transferring C/Base Applications.
C/Base Utilities Manual Chapter 2, Terminal Independent I/O.