tic is provided with terminfo-based *nix. It takes a terminal description a compiles it into the binary format used by SysV terminfo/curses.

Termcap has no need of such a utility, as it uses a plaintext database.

A complementary routine, untic is provided to display the terminfo database entries in human-readable format.

Tic (?), n. [F.] Med.

A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; -- called also spasmodic tic.


Tic douloureux (). [F., fr. tic a knack, a twitching + douloureux painful.] Med. Neuralgia in the face; face ague. See under Face.


© Webster 1913.

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