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Date:      Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:54:42 -0500
From:      Thomas Dickey <dickey@his.com>
To:        "illoai@gmail.com" <illoai@gmail.com>
Cc:        Sean DuBois <sean@siobud.com>, Rob Paisley <paisley@rpaisley.com>, "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: TERM / termcap / terminfo & st from suckless tools
Message-ID:  <20131122015442.GC18511@aerie.jexium-island.net>
In-Reply-To: <CAHHBGkod7Rg=D5JKDgd+3YekXdhGjEOscHANf2u9Wte2vOtrrg@mail.gmail.com>
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On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:54:15PM -0500, illoai@gmail.com wrote:
> Resorted to rxvt-256color, because, despite toe -a showing st-256color,
> it simply doesn't work.  (toe also dumps core, so there's that)

FreeBSD doesn't by default use terminfo.
It stores the bulk of its data in a different database.

> And:
> > tic -c /usr/local/share/misc/terminfo.db

tic processes text-files (the manpage says "source format").
terminfo.db is not a text file.

> "/usr/local/share/misc/terminfo.db", line 18, col 1: Illegal character
> (expected alphanumeric or @%&*!#) - '^C'

sounds about right.

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Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>
http://invisible-island.net
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