TERM environment variable (UNIX)

The TERM environment variable is used for terminal handling. It lets DB-Access (and other character-based applications) recognize and communicate with the terminal that you are using.

1  setenv TERM type
Specifies the terminal type.

The terminal type specified in the TERM setting must correspond to an entry in the termcap file or terminfo directory.

Before you can set the TERM environment variable, you must obtain the code for your terminal from the database administrator.

For example, to specify the vt100 terminal, set the TERM environment variable by entering the following command:
setenv TERM vt100