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Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
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NAME

instr,
innstr,
winstr,
winnstr,
mvinstr,
mvinnstr,
mvwinstr,
mvwinnstr – get a string of characters from a curses window
 

SYNOPSIS

#include <curses.h>


int instr(char *str);

int innstr(char *str, int n);

int winstr(WINDOW *win, char *str);

int winnstr(WINDOW *win, char *str, int n);

int mvinstr(int y, int x, char *str);

int mvinnstr(int y, int x, char *str, int n);

int mvwinstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str);

int mvwinnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str, int n);

 

DESCRIPTION

These routines return a string of characters in str, extracted starting
at the current cursor position in the named window.
Attributes are stripped from the characters. The four
functions with n as the last argument return a leading substring at most
n characters long (exclusive of the trailing NUL).
 

RETURN VALUE

All of the functions return ERR upon failure,
or the number of characters actually read into the string.

X/Open defines no error conditions.
In this implementation,
if the window parameter is null or the str parameter is null,
a zero is returned.
 

NOTES

Note that all routines except winnstr may be macros.
 

PORTABILITY

SVr4 does not
document whether a length limit includes or excludes the trailing NUL.

The ncurses library extends the XSI description by allowing a negative
value for n.
In this case, the functions return the string ending at the right margin.
 

SEE ALSO

curses(3X).



 

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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

RETURN VALUE

NOTES

PORTABILITY

SEE ALSO



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