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.

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

By default or when INFORMIXTERM=termcap, Genero reads terminal capabilities from the file defined by the TERMCAP environment variable. When INFORMIXTERM=terminfo, Genero uses terminal capabilities from the terminfo database of the system (curses/ncurses library)

TERMCAP is the older implementation of terminal capabilities database. Therefore, it is recommended to set INFORMIXTERM=terminfo.