MirBSD manpage: curs_get_wch(3), get_wch(3), mvget_wch(3), mvwget_wch(3), unget_wch(3), wget_wch(3)

curs_get_wch(3)     UNIX Programmer's Manual      curs_get_wch(3)


     get_wch, wget_wch, mvget_wch, mvwget_wch, unget_wch - get
     (or push back) a wide character from curses terminal key-


     #include <curses.h>

     int get_wch(wint_t *wch);
     int wget_wch(WINDOW *win, wint_t *wch);
     int mvget_wch(int y, int x, wint_t *wch);
     int mvwget_wch(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, wint_t *wch);
     int unget_wch(const wchar_t wch);


     The get_wch, wget_wch, mvget_wch, and mvwget_wch functions
     read a character from the terminal associated with the
     current or specified window. In no-delay mode, if no input
     is waiting, the value ERR is returned. In delay mode, the
     program waits until the system passes text through to the
     program. Depending on the setting of cbreak, this is after
     one character (cbreak mode), or after the first newline
     (nocbreak mode). In half-delay mode, the program waits until
     the user types a character or the specified timeout interval
     has elapsed.

     Unless noecho has been set, these routines echo the charac-
     ter into the designated window.

     If the window is not a pad and has been moved or modified
     since the last call to wrefresh, wrefresh will be called
     before another character is read.

     If keypad is enabled, these functions respond to the press-
     ing of a function key by setting the object pointed to by
     wch to the corresponding KEY_ value defined in <curses.h>
     and returning KEY_CODE_YES. If a character (such as escape)
     that could be the beginning of a function key is received,
     curses sets a timer. If the remainder of the sequence does
     arrive within the designated time, curses passes through the
     character; otherwise, curses returns the function key value.
     For this reason, many terminals experience a delay between
     the time a user presses the escape key and the time the
     escape is returned to the program.

     The unget_wch function pushes the wide character wch back
     onto the head of the input queue, so the wide character is
     returned by the next call to get_wch. The pushback of one
     character is guaranteed. If the program calls unget_wch too
     many times without an intervening call to get_wch, the
     operation may fail.

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curs_get_wch(3)     UNIX Programmer's Manual      curs_get_wch(3)


     The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header
     file <stdio.h>.

     Applications should not define the escape key by itself as a
     single-character function.

     When using get_wch, wget_wch, mvget_wch, or mvwget_wch,
     applications should not use nocbreak mode and echo mode at
     the same time. Depending on the state of the tty driver when
     each character is typed, the program may produce undesirable

     All functions except wget_wch and unget_wch may be macros.


     When get_wch, wget_wch, mvget_wch, and mvwget_wch functions
     successfully report the pressing of a function key, they
     return KEY_CODE_YES. When they successfully report a wide
     character, they return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR.

     Upon successful completion, unget_wch returns OK. Otherwise,
     the function returns ERR.


     curses(3), curs_getch(3), curs_ins_wch(3), curs_inopts(3),
     curs_move(3), curs_refresh(3)

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