#include <curses.h>int instr(char *str);int innstr(char *str, int n);int winstr(WINDOW *win, char *str);int winnstr(WINDOW *win, char *str, int n);int mvinstr(int y, int x, char *str);int mvinnstr(int y, int x, char *str, int n);int mvwinstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str);int mvwinnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str, int n);
These routines return a string of characters in str, extracted
starting at the current cursor position in the named window.
Attributes are stripped from the characters. The four functions with
n as the last argument return a leading substring at most n
characters long (exclusive of the trailing NUL).
All of the functions return ERR upon failure, or the number of
characters actually read into the string.
X/Open defines no error conditions. In this implementation, if the
window parameter is null or the str parameter is null, a zero is
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.
SVr4 does not document whether a length limit includes or excludes
the trailing NUL.
The ncurses library extends the XSI description by allowing a
negative value for n. In this case, the functions return the string
ending at the right margin.
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