CURS_TERMATTRS(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions CURS_TERMATTRS(3CURSES)


NAME


curs_termattrs, baudrate, erasechar, has_ic, has_il, killchar, longname,
termattrs, termname - curses environment query routines

SYNOPSIS


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

int baudrate(void);


char erasechar(void);


int has_ic(void);


int has_il(void);


char killchar(void);


char *longname(void);


chtype termattrs(void);


char *termname(void);


DESCRIPTION


The baudrate() routine returns the output speed of the terminal. The
number returned is in bits per second, for example 9600, and is an
integer.


With the erasechar() routine, the user's current erase character is
returned.


The has_ic() routine is true if the terminal has insert- and delete-
character capabilities.


The has_il() routine is true if the terminal has insert- and delete-line
capabilities, or can simulate them using scrolling regions. This might be
used to determine if it would be appropriate to turn on physical
scrolling using scrollok().


With the killchar() routine, the user's current line kill character is
returned.


The longname() routine returns a pointer to a static area containing a
verbose description of the current terminal. The maximum length of a
verbose description is 128 characters. It is defined only after the call
to initscr() or newterm(). The area is overwritten by each call to
newterm() and is not restored by set_term(), so the value should be saved
between calls to newterm() if longname() is going to be used with
multiple terminals.


If a given terminal doesn't support a video attribute that an application
program is trying to use, curses may substitute a different video
attribute for it. The termattrs() function returns a logical OR of all
video attributes supported by the terminal. This information is useful
when a curses program needs complete control over the appearance of the
screen.


The termname() routine returns the value of the environment variable TERM
(truncated to 14 characters).

RETURN VALUES


longname() and termname() return NULL on error.


Routines that return an integer return 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_initscr(3CURSES), curs_outopts(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES),
attributes(7)

NOTES


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


Note that termattrs() may be a macro.


illumos December 31, 1996 CURS_TERMATTRS(3CURSES)