CURS_TERMCAP(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions CURS_TERMCAP(3CURSES)


NAME


curs_termcap, tgetent, tgetflag, tgetnum, tgetstr, tgoto - curses
interfaces (emulated) to the termcap library

SYNOPSIS


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

int tgetent(char *bp, char *name);


int tgetflag(char id[2]);


int tgetnum(char id[2]);


char *tgetstr(char id[2], char **area);


char *tgoto(char *cap, int col, int row);


int tputs(char *str, int affcnt, int (*putc)(void));


DESCRIPTION


These routines are included as a conversion aid for programs that use the
termcap library. Their parameters are the same and the routines are
emulated using the terminfo database. These routines are supported at
Level 2 and should not be used in new applications.


The tgetent() routine looks up the termcap entry for name. The emulation
ignores the buffer pointer bp.


The tgetflag() routine gets the boolean entry for id.


The tgetnum() routine gets the numeric entry for id.


The tgetstr() routine returns the string entry for id. Use tputs() to
output the returned string.


The tgoto() routine instantiates the parameters into the given
capability. The output from this routine is to be passed to tputs().


The tputs() routine is described on the curs_terminfo(3CURSES) manual
page.

RETURN VALUES


Routines that return an integer return ERR upon failure and an integer
value other than ERR upon successful completion.


Routines that return pointers return NULL on error.

ATTRIBUTES


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


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

SEE ALSO


putc(3C), curs_terminfo(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES), attributes(7)

NOTES


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


illumos December 31, 1996 CURS_TERMCAP(3CURSES)