TTYTYPE(5)                (2020-06-09)                 TTYTYPE(5)

     NAME
          ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping

     DESCRIPTION
          The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap(5)/terminfo(5) ter-
          minal type names with tty lines.  Each line consists of a
          terminal 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 worksta-
          tion and personal UNIX systems.

     FILES
          /etc/ttytype
               the tty definitions file.

     EXAMPLES
          A typical /etc/ttytype is:

              con80x25 tty1
              vt320 ttys0

     SEE ALSO
          termcap(5), terminfo(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

     COLOPHON
          This page is part of release 5.10 of the Linux man-pages
          project.  A description of the project, information about
          reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be
          found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

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