TTYTYPE(5)          Linux Programmer's Manual          TTYTYPE(5)

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 termi-
       nal 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 work-
       station 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)

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