MirBSD manpage: curs_getstr(3), getnstr(3), getstr(3), mvgetnstr(3), mvgetstr(3), mvwgetnstr(3), mvwgetstr(3), wgetnstr(3), wgetstr(3)

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


     getstr, getnstr, wgetstr, wgetnstr, mvgetstr, mvgetnstr,
     mvwgetstr, mvwgetnstr - accept character strings from curses
     terminal keyboard


     #include <curses.h>

     int getstr(char *str);
     int getnstr(char *str, int n);
     int wgetstr(WINDOW *win, char *str);
     int wgetnstr(WINDOW *win, char *str, int n);
     int mvgetstr(int y, int x, char *str);
     int mvwgetstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str);
     int mvgetnstr(int y, int x, char *str, int n);
     int mvwgetnstr(WINDOW *, int y, int x, char *str, int n);


     The function getstr is equivalent to a series  of  calls  to
     getch,  until  a newline or carriage return is received (the
     terminating  character  is  not  included  in  the  returned
     string).   The resulting value is placed in the area pointed
     to by the character pointer str.

     wgetnstr reads at most n characters, thus preventing a  pos-
     sible  overflow  of  the input buffer.  Any attempt to enter
     more characters (other than the terminating newline or  car-
     riage  return)  causes  a  beep.  Function keys also cause a
     beep and are ignored.  The getnstr function reads  from  the
     stdscr default window.

     The user's erase and kill characters  are  interpreted.   If
     keypad mode is on for the window, KEY_LEFT and KEY_BACKSPACE
     are both considered equivalent to the user's kill character.

     Characters input are echoed only if echo  is  currently  on.
     In  that case, backspace is echoed as deletion of the previ-
     ous character (typically a left motion).


     All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and  an  OK
     (SVr4 specifies only "an integer value other than ERR") upon
     successful completion.

     X/Open defines no error conditions.

     In this implementation, these functions return an  error  if
     the  window  pointer  is  null,  or  if  its timeout expires
     without having any data.


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

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


     These functions are described in the  XSI  Curses  standard,
     Issue 4. They read single-byte characters only. The standard
     does not define any error  conditions.  This  implementation
     returns  ERR if the window pointer is null, or if the lower-
     level wgetch call returns an ERR.

     SVr3 and early SVr4 curses implementations  did  not  reject
     function  keys;  the SVr4.0 documentation claimed that "spe-
     cial keys" (such as function keys, "home" key, "clear"  key,
     etc.)  are  "interpreted", without giving details.  It lied.
     In fact, the `character' value appended  to  the  string  by
     those implementations was predictable but not useful (being,
     in fact, the low-order eight bits of the key's KEY_ value).

     The  functions  getnstr,  mvgetnstr,  and  mvwgetnstr   were
     present but not documented in SVr4.


     curses(3), curs_getch(3).

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