Configuring Your Terminals

ACUCOBOL-GT requires data about the video environment it is running in. On Windows machines, it directly examines the hardware and configures itself appropriately. On UNIX and VMS machines, you must provide a description of the terminal you are using. This section describes briefly how to provide that information. Additional details are provided in the Terminal Manager section of the ACUCOBOL-GT User's Guide.

On systems that do not configure themselves automatically, describing the terminal to ACUCOBOL-GT involves two steps:

  1. First, identify the terminal by setting the "TERM" variable.
  2. Second, ensure that the terminal's characteristics are accurately described in the terminal database file.