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8.2.1 Introduction

The termcap library is an API to the termcap database which can be found in /etc/termcap/. The library functions allow the following actions:

Programs using the termcap library must include .h and should be linked with:

    gcc [flags] files -ltermcap

Termcap functions are terminal independent routines but only give the programmer low level access to the terminal. For a higher level package, curses or ncurses should be used.

Converted on:
Fri Mar 29 14:43:04 EST 1996