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OCURSES(3) OpenBSD Programmer's Manual OCURSES(3)
curses - screen functions with ``optimal'' cursor motion
cc [flags] files -locurses [libraries]
These routines give the user a method of updating screens with reasonable
optimization. They keep an image of the current screen, and the user
sets up an image of a new one. Then the refresh() tells the routines to
make the current screen look like the new one. In order to initialize
the routines, the routine initscr() must be called before any of the oth-
er routines that deal with windows and screens are used. The routine
endwin() should be called before exiting.
ioctl(2), getenv(3), termcap(3), tty(4), termcap(5)
Ken Arnold, Screen Updating and Cursor Movement Optimization: A Library
addch(ch) add a character to stdscr
addstr(str) add a string to stdscr
box(win,vert,hor) draw a box around a window
cbreak() set cbreak mode
clear() clear stdscr
clearok(scr,boolf) set clear flag for scr
clrtobot() clear to bottom on stdscr
clrtoeol() clear to end of line on
delch() delete a character
deleteln() delete a line
delwin(win) delete stdscr
echo() set echo mode
endwin() end window modes
erase() erase stdscr
flusok(win,boolf) set flush-on-refresh flag
getch() get a char through stdscr
getcap(name) get terminal capability name
getstr(str) get a string through stdscr
gettmode() get tty modes
getyx(win,y,x) get (y,x) co-ordinates
inch() get char at current (y,x)
initscr() initialize screens
insch(c) insert a char
insertln() insert a line
leaveok(win,boolf) set leave flag for stdscr
longname(termbuf,name) get long name from termbuf
move(y,x) move to (y,x) on stdscr
mvcur(lasty,lastx,newy,newx) actually move cursor
newwin(lines,cols,begin_y,begin_x) create a new window
nl() set newline mapping
nocbreak() unset cbreak mode
noecho() unset echo mode
nonl() unset newline mapping
noraw() unset raw mode
overlay(win1,win2) overlay win1 on win2
overwrite(win1,win2) overwrite win1 on top of
printw(fmt,arg1,arg2,...) printf on stdscr
raw() set raw mode
refresh() make current screen look
resetty() reset tty flags to stored
savetty() stored current tty flags
scanw(fmt,arg1,arg2,...) scanf through stdscr
scroll(win) scroll win one line
scrollok(win,boolf) set scroll flag
setterm(name) set term variables for name
standend() end standout mode
standout() start standout mode
subwin(win,lines,cols,begin_y,begin_x) create a subwindow
touchline(win,y,sx,ex) mark line y sx through sy as
touchoverlap(win1,win2) mark overlap of win1 on win2
touchwin(win) change all of win
unctrl(ch) printable version of ch
waddch(win,ch) add char to win
waddstr(win,str) add string to win
wclear(win) clear win
wclrtobot(win) clear to bottom of win
wclrtoeol(win) clear to end of line on win
wdelch(win) delete char from win
wdeleteln(win) delete line from win
werase(win) erase win
wgetch(win) get a char through win
wgetstr(win,str) get a string through win
winch(win) get char at current (y,x) in
winsch(win,c) insert char into win
winsertln(win) insert line into win
wmove(win,y,x) set current (y,x) co-
ordinates on win
wprintw(win,fmt,arg1,arg2,...) printf on win
wrefresh(win) make screen look like win
wscanw(win,fmt,arg1,arg2,...) scanf through win
wstandend(win) end standout mode on win
wstandout(win) start standout mode on win
The curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.
OpenBSD 2.6 June 4, 1993 2
Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.
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