#include <curses.h>int get_wstr(wint_t *wstr);int getn_wstr(wint_t *wstr, int n);int wget_wstr(WINDOW *win, wint_t *wstr);int wgetn_wstr(WINDOW *win, wint_t *wstr, int n);int mvget_wstr(int y, int x, wint_t *wstr);int mvgetn_wstr(int y, int x, wint_t *wstr, int n);int mvwget_wstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, wint_t *wstr);int mvwgetn_wstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, wint_t *wstr, int n);
The effect of get_wstr is as though a series of calls to get_wch(3X)
were made, until a newline, other end-of-line, or end-of-file
condition is processed. An end-of-file condition is represented by
WEOF, as defined in <wchar.h>. The newline and end-of-line
conditions are represented by the \n wchar_t value. In all
instances, the end of the string is terminated by a null wchar_t.
The routine places resulting values in the area pointed to by wstr.
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 previous character
(typically a left motion).
The effect of wget_wstr is as though a series of calls to wget_wch
The effect of mvget_wstr is as though a call to move and then a
series of calls to get_wch were made.
The effect of mvwget_wstr is as though a call to wmove and then a
series of calls to wget_wch were made.
The getn_wstr, mvgetn_wstr, mvwgetn_wstr, and wgetn_wstr functions
are identical to the get_wstr, mvget_wstr, mvwget_wstr, and wget_wstr
functions, respectively, except that the *n_* versions read at most n
characters, letting the application prevent overflow of the input
Using get_wstr, mvget_wstr, mvwget_wstr, or wget_wstr to read a line
that overflows the array pointed to by wstr causes undefined results.
The use of getn_wstr, mvgetn_wstr, mvwgetn_wstr, or wgetn_wstr,
respectively, is recommended.
These functions cannot return KEY_ values because there is no way to
distinguish a KEY_ value from a valid wchar_t value.
All of these routines except wgetn_wstr may be macros.
All of these functions return OK upon successful completion.
Otherwise, they return ERR.
Functions using a window parameter return an error if it is null.
returns an error if the associated call to wget_wch
Functions with a "mv" prefix first perform a cursor movement using
wmove, and return an error if the position is outside the window, or
if the window pointer is null.
These functions are described in The Single Unix Specification,
Version 2. No error conditions are defined. This implementation
returns ERR if the window pointer is null, or if the lower-level
wget_wch call returns an ERR. In the latter case, an ERR return
without other data is treated as an end-of-file condition, and the
returned array contains a WEOF followed by a null wchar_t.
X/Open curses documented these functions to pass an array of wchar_t
in 1997, but that was an error because of this part of the
The effect of get_wstr() is as though a series of calls to
get_wch() were made, until a newline character, end-of-line
character, or end-of-file character is processed.
The latter function get_wch() can return a negative value, while
wchar_t is a unsigned type. All of the vendors implement this using
wint_t, following the standard.
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