Defines the type of terminal on UNIX™ platforms.

The TERM variable is used by UNIX and Genero applications to identify the terminal type when running in TUI mode.

By default or when INFORMIXTERM equals termcap, Genero reads terminal capabilities from the file defined by the TERMCAP environment variable. When INFORMIXTERM is set to terminfo, Genero reads terminal capabilities from the terminfo database of the system.

TERMCAP is the older implementation of terminal capabilities database. Therefore, it is not recommended to set INFORMIXTERM=terminfo.

It is important to define this variable properly to match the text terminal hardware or the terminal emulation you are using.