Library for sending terminal control codes.
Termcap provides a library for using terminals in programs not depending on the terminal type, and a database of known terminal types. New programs doing character-oriented terminal displays should use ncurses instead.
Most of this package is also distributed with GNU Emacs(now only dos), but it is available in this separate distribution to make it easier to install as -ltermcap. However, use of termcap is discouraged. Termcap is being phased out in favor of the terminfo-based ncurses library, which contains an emulation of the termcap library routines in addition to an excellent curses implementation.
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released on 13 March 2002
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