ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping
The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap/terminfo terminal
type names with tty lines. Each line consists of a terminal
type, followed by whitespace, followed by a tty name (a dev-
ice 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 Unixes.
A typical /etc/ttytype is:
the tty definitions file.
getty(1), terminfo(5), termcap(5)