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NAME ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping
(5) 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
(1) to set the environment variable
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.
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