CURS_GETSTR(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions CURS_GETSTR(3CURSES)


NAME


curs_getstr, getstr, wgetstr, mvgetstr, mvwgetstr, wgetnstr - get
character strings from curses terminal keyboard

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lcurses [ library ... ]
#include <curses.h>

int getstr(char *str);


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


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


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


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


DESCRIPTION


The effect of getstr() is as though a series of calls to getch() were
made, until a newline or carriage return is received. The resulting value
is placed in the area pointed to by the character pointer str.
wgetnstr() reads at most n characters, thus preventing a possible
overflow of the input buffer. The user's erase and kill characters are
interpreted, as well as any special keys (such as function keys, HOME
key, and CLEAR key.)

RETURN VALUES


All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and an integer value
other than ERR upon successful completion.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Unsafe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


curs_getch(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES), attributes(7)

NOTES


The header <curses.h> automatically includes the headers <stdio.h> and
<unctrl.h>.


Note that getstr(), mvgetstr(), and mvwgetstr() may be macros.


December 31, 1996 CURS_GETSTR(3CURSES)