toe - table of (terminfo) entries
toe [-v[n]] [-ahsuUV] file...
With no options, toe lists all available terminal types by primary name
with descriptions. File arguments specify the directories to be scanned; if no
such arguments are given, your default terminfo directory is scanned. If you
also specify the -h option, a directory header will be issued as each
directory is entered.
There are other options intended for use by terminfo file
- report on all of the terminal databases which ncurses would search, rather
than only the first one that it finds.
- If the -s is also given, toe adds a column to the report,
showing (like conflict(1)) which entries which belong to a given
terminal database. An "*" marks entries which differ, and
"+" marks equivalent entries.
- Without the -s option, toe does not attempt to merge
duplicates in its report
- sort the output by the entry names.
- -u file
- says to write a report to the standard output, listing dependencies in the
given terminfo/termcap source file. The report condenses the
“use” relation: each line consists of the primary name of a
terminal that has use capabilities, followed by a colon, followed by the
whitespace-separated primary names of all terminals which occur in those
use capabilities, followed by a newline
- -U file
- says to write a report to the standard output, listing reverse
dependencies in the given terminfo/termcap source file. The report
reverses the “use” relation: each line consists of the
primary name of a terminal that occurs in use capabilities, followed by a
colon, followed by the whitespace-separated primary names of all terminals
which depend on it, followed by a newline.
- specifies that (verbose) output be written to standard error, showing
- The optional parameter n is a number from 1 to 10, interpreted as
for tic(1M). If ncurses is built without tracing support, the
optional parameter is ignored.
Without sorting, the -a option reports all of the names found in all of
the terminal databases found by the TERMINFO and TERMINFO_DIRS
- reports the version of ncurses which was used in this program, and
MtxOrb162 16x2 Matrix Orbital LCD display
MtxOrb204 20x4 Matrix Orbital LCD display
MtxOrb Generic Matrix Orbital LCD display
qvt101+ qume qvt 101 PLUS product
qvt119+-25 QVT 119 PLUS with 25 data lines
qansi-g QNX ANSI
qvt103 qume qvt 103
qnxw QNX4 windows
qansi-w QNX ansi for windows
qnxm QNX4 with mouse events
qvt203-25-w QVT 203 PLUS with 25 by 132 columns
qansi-t QNX ansi without console writes
. . .
Use the -a and -s options together to show where
each terminal description was found:
*-+-: 9term Plan9 terminal emulator for X
*---: Eterm Eterm with xterm-style color support (X Window System)
*-*-: Eterm-256color Eterm with xterm 256-colors
*-*-: Eterm-88color Eterm with 88 colors
*-+-: MtxOrb Generic Matrix Orbital LCD display
*-+-: MtxOrb162 16x2 Matrix Orbital LCD display
*-+-: MtxOrb204 20x4 Matrix Orbital LCD display
*-*-: NCR260VT300WPP NCR 2900_260 vt300 wide mode pc+ kybd
*-+-: aaa ann arbor ambassador/30 lines
*-+-: aaa+dec ann arbor ambassador in dec vt100 mode
*-+-: aaa+rv ann arbor ambassador in reverse video
. . .
This utility is not provided by other implementations. There is no relevant
X/Open or POSIX standard for toe.
- Compiled terminal description database.
The program name refers to a developer's pun:
- tac (now tack),
It replaced a -T option which was briefly supported by the
ncurses infocmp utility in 1995.
The -a and -s options were added to toe
several years later (2006 and 2011, respectively).
tic(1M), infocmp(1M), captoinfo(1M), infotocap(1M),
This describes ncurses version 6.2 (patch 20200212).