Thu Mar 25 02:21:00 GMT 2010
The terminfo packages contain the terminal information database that
enables proper operation of ncurses-based applications. The termcap
package provides an obsolete, backwards-compatible format that
contains similar information, for a few selected terminal types.
This is a feature enhancement release.
This package provides the terminfo database using the arrangement
expected by the libncurses9 (and later) libraries. Older applications
which use the legacy libncurses8 library will use the data provided
by the terminfo0 backwards-compatibility database. Both terminfo and
terminfo0 may be installed simultaneously. Even OLDER applications
that use the obsolete /etc/termcap database are supported by the
The terminfo package contains most of the terminal definitions commonly
used on the cygwin platform, and a selection of others. The terminfo-extra
package provides all of the rest.
CHANGES since terminfo-5.7_20091114-13
o Add cygwin-old for 1.5 compatibility (reverts to kbs=^H)
o Support vt100 sequences now available in cygwin-1.7.2 -- Thomas Wolff
volunteer terminfo maintainer for cygwin
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to
your system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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