NOTIMEOUT(3XCURSES) X/Open Curses Library Functions NOTIMEOUT(3XCURSES)

NAME


notimeout, timeout, wtimeout - set timed blocking or non-blocking read

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include -L /usr/xpg4/lib \
-R /usr/xpg4/lib -lcurses [ library... ]

c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ]

#include <curses.h>

int notimeout(WINDOW *win, bool bf);


void timeout(int delay);


void wtimeout(WINDOW win, int delay);


PARAMETERS


win
Is a pointer to the window in which to set the timed blocking.


bf
Is a Boolean expression.


delay
Is the number of milliseconds to block or wait for input.


DESCRIPTION


If bool is TRUE, the notimeout() function disables a timer used by
getch(3XCURSES) when handling multibyte function key sequences.


When bool is FALSE and keypad handling is enabled, a timer is set by
getch() to handle bytes received that could be the beginning of a
function key (for example, ESC). If the remainder of the sequence is not
received before the time expires, the first byte is returned; otherwise,
the value of the function key is returned. Subsequent calls to the
getch() function will return the other bytes received for the incomplete
key sequence.


The timeout() and wtimeout() functions set the length of time getch()
waits for input for windows stdscr and win, respectively. These
functions are similar to nodelay(3XCURSES) except the time to block or
wait for input can be specified.


A negative delay causes the program to wait indefinitely for input; a
delay of 0 returns ERR if no input is ready; and a positive delay blocks
until input arrives or the time specified expires, (in which case, ERR is
returned).

RETURN VALUES


On success, the notimeout() function returns OK. Otherwise, it returns
ERR.


The timeout() and wtimeout() functions do not return a value.

ERRORS


None.

ATTRIBUTES


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


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Unsafe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


getch(3XCURSES), halfdelay(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES),
nodelay(3XCURSES), attributes(7), standards(7)

illumos June 5, 2002 NOTIMEOUT(3XCURSES)