The qmtic Utility

The qmtic Utility

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The qmtic tool can be used to compile new terminal definitions or to decompile existing ones. Although it is possible to store separate source definitions of each terminal type, QM includes a single master source file, terminfo.src, in the QMSYS directory. To simplify maintenance of a private set of new or modified terminal definitions, the QM installation process will look for a file named terminfo.mods in the QMSYS account directory and, if it exists, will compile it after the standard source.

 

The format of the qmtic command to compile terminfo data is:

 

qmtic {options} src...

 

where

 

src...is a list of one or more source files to be processed.

 

optionsare any of the following:
-ppathUse the terminfo database at the specified path.
-tnameCompile only the specified terminal definition. This option may be repeated to compile several definitions.
-vVerbose mode. Displays progress information.
-xDo not overwrite existing entries. Only definitions for terminals not already in the database will be written.

 

 

The format of the qmtic command to decompile terminfo data is:

 

qmtic {options} -d name...

 

where

 

name...is a list of one or more terminal names to be processed.

 

optionsare any of the following:
-ppathUse the terminfo database at the specified path.
-vVerbose mode. Displays progress information.

 

Replacing the -d option with -dall will decompile all terminfo entries to produce a new master source file.

 

 

The format of the qmtic command to display an index of terminal types for which compiled definitions are present is:

 

qmtic {-ppath} -i