ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping
file associates termcap
terminal 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
This association is used by the program tset
(1) to set the environment
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 workstation and personal UNIX systems.
- the tty definitions file.
A typical /etc/ttytype
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