Ncurses seems to not install 'tabs' command.

Chris Staub chris at
Sun Dec 6 10:44:29 PST 2009

On 12/06/2009 01:24 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> lfs65 at wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In the LFS-6.5 book, in the 'Contents of' section on the Chapter-6
>> Ncurses page
>> (,
>> it says that a command called 'tabs' is installed as part of Ncurses.
>> But, I just don't see it anywhere on the completed LFS-6.5 system.
> It looks like it has been removed from ncurses and the functionality
> replaced with setterm from util-linux-ng.
> I've removed that entry from the book.  Thanks.
>     -- Bruce

Actually, it was recently *added* to Ncurses...just not in a stable 
version yet - it's in the batch of upstream patches. I believe it's my 
fault - I sent in a ticket report with a list of program updates, 
including "tabs", which was in the patched version (as I use CLFS 
myself, and CLFS uses Ncurses' upstream patches) but not in the release 

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