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     tty - general terminal interface

     #include <sgtty.h>

     This section describes both a particular special file
     /dev/tty and the terminal drivers used for conversational

     Line disciplines.

     The system provides different line disciplines for control-
     ling communications lines.  In this version of the system
     there are two disciplines available for use with terminals:

     old     The old (Version 7) terminal driver.  This is some-
	     times used when using the standard shell sh(1).

     new     The standard Berkeley terminal driver, with features
	     for job control; this must be used when using

     Line discipline switching is accomplished with the TIOCSETD

	  int ldisc = LDISC;
	  ioctl(f, TIOCSETD, &ldisc);

     where LDISC is OTTYDISC for the standard tty driver and
     NTTYDISC for the ``new'' driver.  The standard (currently
     old) tty driver is discipline 0 by convention.  Other dis-
     ciplines may exist for special purposes, such as use of com-
     munications lines for network connections.  The current line
     discipline can be obtained with the TIOCGETD ioctl.  Pending
     input is discarded when the line discipline is changed.

     All of the low-speed asynchronous communications ports can
     use any of the available line disciplines, no matter what
     hardware is involved.  The remainder of this section
     discusses the "old" and "new" disciplines.

     The control terminal.

     When a terminal file is opened, it causes the process to
     wait until a connection is established.  In practice, user
     programs seldom open these files; they are opened by
     getty(8) or rlogind(8C) and become a user's standard input
     and output file.

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     If a process which has no control terminal opens a terminal
     file, then that terminal file becomes the control terminal
     for that process.	The control terminal is thereafter inher-
     ited by a child process during a fork(2), even if the con-
     trol terminal is closed.

     The file /dev/tty is, in each process, a synonym for a con-
     trol terminal associated with that process.  It is useful
     for programs that wish to be sure of writing messages on the
     terminal no matter how output has been redirected.  It can
     also be used for programs that demand a file name for out-
     put, when typed output is desired and it is tiresome to find
     out which terminal is currently in use.

     A process can remove the association it has with its con-
     trolling terminal by opening the file /dev/tty and issuing

	  ioctl(f, TIOCNOTTY, 0);

     This is often desirable in server processes.

     Process groups.

     Command processors such as csh(1) can arbitrate the terminal
     between different jobs by placing related jobs in a single
     process group and associating this process group with the
     terminal.	A terminal's associated process group may be set
     using the TIOCSPGRP ioctl(2):

	  ioctl(fildes, TIOCSPGRP, &pgrp);

     or examined using TIOCGPGRP, which returns the current pro-
     cess group in pgrp.  The new terminal driver aids in this
     arbitration by restricting access to the terminal by
     processes which are not in the current process group; see
     Job access control below.


     The terminal drivers have three major modes, characterized
     by the amount of processing on the input and output charac-

     cooked    The normal mode.  In this mode lines of input are
	       collected and input editing is done.  The edited
	       line is made available when it is completed by a
	       newline, or when the t_brkc character (normally
	       undefined) or t_eofc character (normally an EOT,
	       control-D, hereafter ^D) is entered.  A carriage
	       return is usually made synonymous with newline in
	       this mode, and replaced with a newline whenever it

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	       is typed.  All driver functions (input editing,
	       interrupt generation, output processing such as
	       tab expansion, etc.) are available in this mode.

     CBREAK    This mode eliminates the character, word, and line
	       editing input facilities, making the input charac-
	       ter available to the user program as it is typed.
	       Flow control, literal-next and interrupt process-
	       ing are still done in this mode.  Output process-
	       ing is done.

     RAW       This mode eliminates all input processing and
	       makes all input characters available as they are
	       typed; no output processing is done either.

     The style of input processing can also be very different
     when the terminal is put in non-blocking I/O mode; see the
     FNDELAY flag described in fcntl(2).  In this case a read(2)
     from the control terminal will never block, but rather
     return an error indication (EWOULDBLOCK) if there is no
     input available.

     A process may also request that a SIGIO signal be sent it
     whenever input is present and also whenever output queues
     fall below the low-water mark.  To enable this mode the
     FASYNC flag should be set using fcntl(2).

     Input editing.

     A UNIX terminal ordinarily operates in full-duplex mode.
     Characters may be typed at any time, even while output is
     occurring, and are only lost when the system's character
     input buffers become completely choked, which is rare, or
     when the user has accumulated the maximum allowed number of
     input characters that have not yet been read by some pro-
     gram.  Currently this limit is 256 characters.  In RAW mode,
     the terminal driver throws away all input and output without
     notice when the limit is reached.	In CBREAK or cooked mode
     it refuses to accept any further input and, if in the new
     line discipline, rings the terminal bell.

     Input characters are normally accepted in either even or odd
     parity with the parity bit being stripped off before the
     character is given to the program.  By clearing either the
     EVEN or ODD bit in the flags word it is possible to have
     input characters with that parity discarded (see the Summary

     In all of the line disciplines, it is possible to simulate
     terminal input using the TIOCSTI ioctl, which takes, as its
     third argument, the address of a character.  The system pre-
     tends that this character was typed on the argument

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     terminal, which must be the control terminal except for the
     super-user (this call is not in standard version 7 UNIX).

     Input characters are normally echoed by putting them in an
     output queue as they arrive.  This may be disabled by clear-
     ing the ECHO bit in the flags word using the stty(3C) call
     or the TIOCSETN or TIOCSETP ioctls (see the Summary below).

     In cooked mode, terminal input is processed in units of
     lines.  A program attempting to read will normally be
     suspended until an entire line has been received (but see
     the description of SIGTTIN in Job access control and of
     FIONREAD in Summary, both below.) No matter how many charac-
     ters are requested in the read call, at most one line will
     be returned.  It is not, however, necessary to read a whole
     line at once; any number of characters may be requested in a
     read, even one, without losing information.

     During input, line editing is normally done, with the erase
     character sg_erase (by default, DELETE) logically erasing
     the last character typed and the sg_kill character (default,
     ^U: control-U) logically erasing the entire current input
     line.  These characters never erase beyond the beginning of
     the current input line or an eof.

     The drivers normally treat either a carriage return or a
     newline character as terminating an input line, replacing
     the return with a newline and echoing a return and a line
     feed.  If the CRMOD bit is cleared in the local mode word
     then the processing for carriage return is disabled, and it
     is simply echoed as a return, and does not terminate cooked
     mode input.

     In the new driver there is a literal-next character (nor-
     mally ^V) which can be typed in both cooked and CBREAK mode
     preceding any character to prevent its special meaning to
     the terminal handler.

     The new terminal driver also provides two other editing
     characters in normal mode.  The word-erase character, nor-
     mally ^W, erases the preceding word, but not any spaces
     before it.  For the purposes of ^W, a word is defined as a
     sequence of non-blank characters, with tabs counted as
     blanks.  Finally, the reprint character, normally ^R,
     retypes the pending input beginning on a new line.  Retyping
     occurs automatically in cooked mode if characters which
     would normally be erased from the screen are fouled by pro-
     gram output.

     Input echoing and redisplay

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     The terminal driver has several modes for handling the echo-
     ing of terminal input, controlled by bits in a local mode

     Hardcopy terminals. When a hardcopy terminal is in use, the
     LPRTERA bit is normally set in the local mode word.  Charac-
     ters which are logically erased are then printed out back-
     wards preceded by `\' and followed by `/' in this mode.

     CRT terminals. When a CRT terminal is in use, the LCRTBS bit
     is normally set in the local mode word.  The terminal driver
     then echoes the proper number of erase characters when input
     is erased; in the normal case where the erase character is a
     ^H this causes the cursor of the terminal to back up to
     where it was before the logically erased character was
     typed.  If the input has become fouled due to interspersed
     asynchronous output, the input is automatically retyped.

     Erasing characters from a CRT. When a CRT terminal is in
     use, the LCRTERA bit may be set to cause input to be erased
     from the screen with a "backspace-space-backspace" sequence
     when character or word deleting sequences are used.  A
     LCRTKIL bit may be set as well, causing the input to be
     erased in this manner on line kill sequences as well.

     Echoing of control characters. If the LCTLECH bit is set in
     the local state word, then non-printing (control) characters
     are normally echoed as ^X (for some X) rather than being
     echoed unmodified; delete is echoed as ^?.

     The normal modes for use on CRT terminals are speed depen-
     dent.  At speeds less than 1200 baud, the LCRTERA and
     LCRTKILL processing is painfully slow, and stty(1) normally
     just sets LCRTBS and LCTLECH; at speeds of 1200 baud or
     greater all of these bits are normally set.  Stty(1) summar-
     izes these option settings and the use of the new terminal
     driver as "newcrt."

     Output processing.

     When one or more characters are written, they are actually
     transmitted to the terminal as soon as previously-written
     characters have finished typing.  (As noted above, input
     characters are normally echoed by putting them in the output
     queue as they arrive.) When a process produces characters
     more rapidly than they can be typed, it will be suspended
     when its output queue exceeds some limit.	When the queue
     has drained down to some threshold the program is resumed.
     Even parity is normally generated on output.  The EOT char-
     acter is not transmitted in cooked mode to prevent terminals
     that respond to it from hanging up; programs using RAW or
     CBREAK mode should be careful.

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     The terminal drivers provide necessary processing for cooked
     and CBREAK mode output including parity generation.  The
     driver will also optionally expand tabs into spaces, where
     the tab stops are assumed to be set every eight columns, and
     optionally convert newlines to carriage returns followed by
     newline.  These functions are controlled by bits in the tty
     flags word; see Summary below.

     Finally, in the new terminal driver, there is a output flush
     character, normally ^O, which sets the LFLUSHO bit in the
     local mode word, causing subsequent output to be flushed
     until it is cleared by a program or more input is typed.
     This character has effect in both cooked and CBREAK modes
     and causes pending input to be retyped if there is any pend-
     ing input.  An ioctl to flush the characters in the input or
     output queues, TIOCFLUSH, is also available.

     Flow control.

     There are two characters (the stop character, normally ^S,
     and the start character, normally ^Q) which cause output to
     be suspended and resumed respectively.  Extra stop charac-
     ters typed when output is already stopped have no effect,
     unless the start and stop characters are made the same, in
     which case output resumes.

     A bit in the flags word may be set to put the terminal into
     TANDEM mode.  In this mode the system produces a stop char-
     acter (default ^S) when the input queue is in danger of
     overflowing, and a start character (default ^Q) when the
     input has drained sufficiently.  This mode is useful when
     the terminal is actually another machine that obeys those

     If software flow control is not sufficient (it begins fail-
     ing above 4800 bits per second on slow systems) RTS/CTS flow
     control is now available. Hardware flow control causes RTS
     to be dropped when the remote system (modem) should cease
     sending and to be raised when additional data can be
     accepted.	If the remote system drops CTS then the local
     host ceases sending data until the CTS is raised.	Hardware
     flow control is enabled via the TIOCLBIS (or TIOCLBIC or
     TIOCLSET) function and the bit LRTSCTS.

     Line control and breaks.

     There are several ioctl calls available to control the state
     of the terminal line.  The TIOCSBRK ioctl will set the break
     bit in the hardware interface causing a break condition to
     exist; this can be cleared (usually after a delay with
     sleep(3)) by TIOCCBRK.  Break conditions in the input are
     reflected as a null character in RAW mode or as the

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     interrupt character in cooked or CBREAK mode.  The TIOCCDTR
     ioctl will clear the data terminal ready condition; it can
     be set again by TIOCSDTR.

     When the carrier signal from the dataset drops (usually
     because the user has hung up his terminal) a SIGHUP hangup
     signal is sent to the processes in the distinguished process
     group of the terminal; this usually causes them to ter-
     minate.  The SIGHUP can be suppressed by setting the LNOHANG
     bit in the local state word of the driver.  Access to the
     terminal by other processes is then normally revoked, so any
     further reads will fail, and programs that read a terminal
     and test for end-of-file on their input will terminate

     It is possible to ask that the phone line be hung up on the
     last close with the TIOCHPCL ioctl; this is normally done on
     the outgoing lines and dialups.

     Interrupt characters.

     There are several characters that generate interrupts in
     cooked and CBREAK mode; all are sent to the processes in the
     control group of the terminal, as if a TIOCGPGRP ioctl were
     done to get the process group and then a killpg(2) system
     call were done, except that these characters also flush
     pending input and output when typed at a terminal ('a`'la
     TIOCFLUSH).  The characters shown here are the defaults; the
     field names in the structures (given below) are also shown.
     The characters may be changed.

     ^C   t_intrc (ETX) generates a SIGINT signal.  This is the
	  normal way to stop a process which is no longer
	  interesting, or to regain control in an interactive

     ^\   t_quitc (FS) generates a SIGQUIT signal.  This is used
	  to cause a program to terminate and produce a core
	  image, if possible, in the file core in the current

     ^Z   t_suspc (EM) generates a SIGTSTP signal, which is used
	  to suspend the current process group.

     ^Y   t_dsuspc (SUB) generates a SIGTSTP signal as ^Z does,
	  but the signal is sent when a program attempts to read
	  the ^Y, rather than when it is typed.

     Job access control.

     When using the new terminal driver, if a process which is
     not in the distinguished process group of its control

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     terminal attempts to read from that terminal its process
     group is sent a SIGTTIN signal.  This signal normally causes
     the members of that process group to stop. If, however, the
     process is ignoring SIGTTIN, has SIGTTIN blocked, or is in
     the middle of process creation using vfork(2)), the read
     will return -1 and set errno to EIO.

     When using the new terminal driver with the LTOSTOP bit set
     in the local modes, a process is prohibited from writing on
     its control terminal if it is not in the distinguished pro-
     cess group for that terminal.  Processes which are holding
     or ignoring SIGTTOU signals or which are in the middle of a
     vfork(2) are excepted and allowed to produce output.
     Terminal/window sizes. In order to accommodate terminals and
     workstations with variable-sized windows, the terminal
     driver provides a mechanism for obtaining and setting the
     current terminal size.  The driver does not use this infor-
     mation internally, but only stores it and provides a uniform
     access mechanism.	When the size is changed, a SIGWINCH sig-
     nal is sent to the terminal's process group so that
     knowledgeable programs may detect size changes.  This facil-
     ity was added in 4.3BSD and is not available in earlier ver-
     sions of the system.

     Summary of modes.

     Unfortunately, due to the evolution of the terminal driver,
     there are 4 different structures which contain various por-
     tions of the driver data.	The first of these (sgttyb) con-
     tains that part of the information largely common between
     version 6 and version 7 UNIX systems.  The second contains
     additional control characters added in version 7.	The third
     is a word of local state added in 4BSD, and the fourth is
     another structure of special characters added for the new
     driver.  In the future a single structure may be made avail-
     able to programs which need to access all this information;
     most programs need not concern themselves with all this

     Basic modes: sgtty.

     The basic ioctls use the structure defined in <sgtty.h>:

     struct sgttyb {
	  char sg_ispeed;
	  char sg_ospeed;
	  char sg_erase;
	  char sg_kill;

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     The sg_ispeed and sg_ospeed fields describe the input and
     output speeds of the device according to the following
     table, which corresponds to the DEC DH-11 interface.  If
     other hardware is used, impossible speed changes are
     ignored.  Symbolic values in the table are as defined in

     B0      0	  (hang up dataphone)
     B50     1	  50 baud
     B75     2	  75 baud
     B110    3	  110 baud
     B134    4	  134.5 baud
     B150    5	  150 baud
     B200    6	  200 baud
     B300    7	  300 baud
     B600    8	  600 baud
     B1200   9	  1200 baud
     B1800   10   1800 baud
     B2400   11   2400 baud
     B4800   12   4800 baud
     B9600   13   9600 baud
     EXTA    14   External A
     EXTB    15   External B

     Code conversion and line control required for IBM 2741's
     (134.5 baud) must be implemented by the user's program.  The
     half-duplex line discipline required for the 202 dataset
     (1200 baud) is not supplied; full-duplex 212 datasets work

     The sg_erase and sg_kill fields of the argument structure
     specify the erase and kill characters respectively.
     (Defaults are DELETE and ^U.)

     The sg_flags field of the argument structure contains
     several bits that determine the system's treatment of the

     XTABS  0004000 Expand tabs on output
     EVENP  0000200 Even parity allowed on input
     ODDP   0000100 Odd parity allowed on input
     RAW    0000040 Raw mode: wake up on all characters, 8-bit interface
     CRMOD  0000020 Map CR into LF; output LF as CR-LF
     ECHO   0000010 Echo (full duplex)
     CBREAK 0000002 Return each character as soon as typed
     TANDEM 0000001 Automatic inbound xon/xoff flow control

     XTABS, causes tabs to be replaced by the appropriate number
     of spaces on output.

     The flags for even and odd parity control parity checking on
     input and generation on output in cooked and CBREAK mode

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     (unless LPASS8 is enabled, see below).  Even parity is gen-
     erated on output unless ODDP is set and EVENP is clear, in
     which case odd parity is generated.  Input characters with
     the wrong parity, as determined by EVENP and ODDP, are
     ignored in cooked and CBREAK mode.

     RAW disables all processing save output flushing with
     LFLUSHO; full 8 bits of input are given as soon as it is
     available; all 8 bits are passed on output.  A break condi-
     tion in the input is reported as a null character.  If the
     input queue overflows in raw mode all data in the input and
     output queues are discarded; this applies to both new and
     old drivers.

     CRMOD causes input carriage returns to be turned into new-
     lines, and output and echoed new-lines to be output as a
     carriage return followed by a line feed.

     CBREAK is a sort of half-cooked (rare?) mode.  Programs can
     read each character as soon as typed, instead of waiting for
     a full line; all processing is done except the input edit-
     ing: character and word erase and line kill, input reprint,
     and the special treatment of \ and EOT are disabled.

     TANDEM mode causes the system to produce a stop character
     (default ^S) whenever the input queue is in danger of over-
     flowing, and a start character (default ^Q) when the input
     queue has drained sufficiently.  It is useful for flow con-
     trol when the `terminal' is really another computer which
     understands the conventions.

     Note: The same ``stop'' and ``start'' characters are used
     for both directions of flow control; the t_stopc character
     is accepted on input as the character that stops output and
     is produced on output as the character to stop input, and
     the t_startc character is accepted on input as the character
     that restarts output and is produced on output as the char-
     acter to restart input.

     Basic ioctls

     A large number of ioctl(2) calls apply to terminals.  Some
     have the general form:

     #include <sgtty.h>

     ioctl(fildes, code, arg)
     struct sgttyb *arg;

     The applicable codes are:

     TIOCGETP	    Fetch the basic parameters associated with

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		    the terminal, and store in the pointed-to
		    sgttyb structure.

     TIOCSETP	    Set the parameters according to the pointed-
		    to sgttyb structure.  The interface delays
		    until output is quiescent, then throws away
		    any unread characters, before changing the

     TIOCSETN	    Set the parameters like TIOCSETP but do not
		    delay or flush input.  Input is not
		    preserved, however, when changing to or from

     With the following codes arg is ignored.

     TIOCEXCL	    Set "exclusive-use" mode: no further opens
		    are permitted until the file has been closed.

     TIOCNXCL	    Turn off "exclusive-use" mode.

     TIOCHPCL	    When the file is closed for the last time,
		    hang up the terminal.  This is useful when
		    the line is associated with an ACU used to
		    place outgoing calls.

     With the following codes arg is a pointer to an int.

     TIOCGETD	    arg is a pointer to an int into which is
		    placed the current line discipline number.

     TIOCSETD	    arg is a pointer to an int whose value
		    becomes the current line discipline number.

     TIOCFLUSH	    If the int pointed to by arg has a zero
		    value, all characters waiting in input or
		    output queues are flushed.	Otherwise, the
		    value of the int is for the FREAD and FWRITE
		    bits defined in <sys/file.h>; if the FREAD
		    bit is set, all characters waiting in input
		    queues are flushed, and if the FWRITE bit is
		    set, all characters waiting in output queues
		    are flushed.

     The remaining calls are not available in vanilla version 7
     UNIX.  In cases where arguments are required, they are
     described; arg should otherwise be given as 0.

     TIOCSTI	    the argument points to a character which the
		    system pretends had been typed on the termi-

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     TIOCSBRK	    the break bit is set in the terminal.

     TIOCCBRK	    the break bit is cleared.

     TIOCSDTR	    data terminal ready is set.

     TIOCCDTR	    data terminal ready is cleared.

     TIOCSTOP	    output is stopped as if the ``stop'' charac-
		    ter had been typed.

     TIOCSTART	    output is restarted as if the ``start'' char-
		    acter had been typed.

     TIOCGPGRP	    arg is a pointer to an int into which is
		    placed the process group ID of the process
		    group for which this terminal is the control

     TIOCSPGRP	    arg is a pointer to an int which is the value
		    to which the process group ID for this termi-
		    nal will be set.

     TIOCOUTQ	    returns in the int pointed to by arg the
		    number of characters queued for output to the

     FIONREAD	    returns in the long pointed to by arg the
		    number of characters immediately readable
		    from the argument descriptor.  This works for
		    files, pipes, and terminals.


     The second structure associated with each terminal specifies
     characters that are special in both the old and new terminal
     interfaces: The following structure is defined in
     <sys/ioctl.h>, which is automatically included in <sgtty.h>:

     struct tchars {
	  char t_intrc;  /* interrupt */
	  char t_quitc;  /* quit */
	  char t_startc; /* start output */
	  char t_stopc;  /* stop output */
	  char t_eofc;	 /* end-of-file */
	  char t_brkc;	 /* input delimiter (like nl) */

     The default values for these characters are ^C, ^\, ^Q, ^S,
     ^D, and -1.  A character value of -1 eliminates the effect
     of that character.  The t_brkc character, by default -1,
     acts like a new-line in that it terminates a `line,' is

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     echoed, and is passed to the program.  The `stop' and
     `start' characters may be the same, to produce a toggle
     effect.  It is probably counterproductive to make other spe-
     cial characters (including erase and kill) identical.  The
     applicable ioctl calls are:

     TIOCGETC	 Get the special characters and put them in the
		 specified structure.

     TIOCSETC	 Set the special characters to those given in the

     Local mode

     The third structure associated with each terminal is a local
     mode word.  The bits of the local mode word are:

     LCRTBS    000001	 Backspace on erase rather than echoing erase
     LPRTERA   000002	 Printing terminal erase mode
     LCRTERA   000004	 Erase character echoes as backspace-space-backspace
     LMDMBUF   000020	 Stop/start output when carrier drops
     LLITOUT   000040	 Suppress output translations
     LTOSTOP   000100	 Send SIGTTOU for background output
     LFLUSHO   000200	 Output is being flushed
     LNOHANG   000400	 Don't send hangup when carrier drops
     LRTSCTS   001000	 RTS/CTS flow control
     LCRTKIL   002000	 BS-space-BS erase entire line on line kill
     LPASS8    004000	 Pass all 8 bits through on input, in any mode
     LCTLECH   010000	 Echo input control chars as ^X, delete as ^?
     LPENDIN   020000	 Retype pending input at next read or input character
     LDECCTQ   040000	 Only ^Q restarts output after ^S, like DEC systems
     LNOFLSH   100000	 Inhibit flushing of pending I/O when an interrupt character is typed.

     The applicable ioctl functions are:

     TIOCLBIS	    arg is a pointer to an int whose value is a
		    mask containing the bits to be set in the
		    local mode word.

     TIOCLBIC	    arg is a pointer to an int whose value is a
		    mask containing the bits to be cleared in the
		    local mode word.

     TIOCLSET	    arg is a pointer to an int whose value is
		    stored in the local mode word.

     TIOCLGET	    arg is a pointer to an int into which the
		    current local mode word is placed.

     Local special chars

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     The final control structure associated with each terminal is
     the ltchars structure which defines control characters for
     the new terminal driver.  Its structure is:

     struct ltchars {
	  char t_suspc;  /* stop process signal */
	  char t_dsuspc; /* delayed stop process signal */
	  char t_rprntc; /* reprint line */
	  char t_flushc; /* flush output (toggles) */
	  char t_werasc; /* word erase */
	  char t_lnextc; /* literal next character */

     The default values for these characters are ^Z, ^Y, ^R, ^O,
     ^W, and ^V.  A value of -1 disables the character.

     The applicable ioctl functions are:

     TIOCSLTC	 arg is a pointer to an ltchars structure which
		 defines the new local special characters.

     TIOCGLTC	 arg is a pointer to an ltchars structure into
		 which is placed the current set of local special

     Window/terminal sizes

     Each terminal has provision for storage of the current ter-
     minal or window size in a winsize structure, with format:

     struct winsize {
	  unsigned short    ws_row;	   /* rows, in characters */
	  unsigned short    ws_col;	   /* columns, in characters */
	  unsigned short    ws_xpixel;	   /* horizontal size, pixels */
	  unsigned short    ws_ypixel;	   /* vertical size, pixels */

     A value of 0 in any field is interpreted as ``undefined;''
     the entire structure is zeroed on final close.

     The applicable ioctl functions are:

	  arg is a pointer to a struct winsize into which will be
	  placed the current terminal or window size information.

	  arg is a pointer to a struct winsize which will be used
	  to set the current terminal or window size information.
	  If the new information is different than the old infor-
	  mation, a SIGWINCH signal will be sent to the
	  terminal's process group.

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     csh(1), stty(1), tset(1), ioctl(2), sigvec(2), stty(3C),

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