C. Writing Termcap Descriptions
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Writing Termcap Descriptions
Why Modify the Termcap File?
For various reasons, you must modify your termcap file. If you are using Ingres in a UNIX or VMS environment, and your terminal is not defined in the standard termcap file, you must provide information about the terminal's characteristics to use the forms system.
Whatever your environment, you can modify the termcap file to optionally take advantage of your terminal's additional capabilities.
You can:
Edit an existing termcap description to define advanced features of your terminal that can make basic functions easier to use
Write a new termcap description for a terminal not currently described in the termcap file