The baudrate routine returns the output speed of the terminal. The
number returned is in bits per second, for example 9600, and is an
The erasechar routine returns the user's current erase character.
The erasewchar routine stores the current erase character in the
location referenced by ch. If no erase character has been defined,
the routine fails and the location referenced by ch is not changed.
The has_ic routine is true if the terminal has insert- and delete-
The has_il routine is true if the terminal has insert- and delete-
line capabilities, or can simulate them using scrolling regions.
This might be used to determine if it would be appropriate to turn on
physical scrolling using scrollok.
The killchar routine returns the user's current line kill character.
The killwchar routine stores the current line-kill character in the
location referenced by ch. If no line-kill character has been
defined, the routine fails and the location referenced by ch is not
The longname routine returns a pointer to a static area containing a
verbose description of the current terminal. The maximum length of a
verbose description is 128 characters. It is defined only after the
call to initscr or newterm. The area is overwritten by each call to
newterm and is not restored by set_term, so the value should be saved
between calls to newterm if longname is going to be used with
If a given terminal does not support a video attribute that an
application program is trying to use, curses may substitute a
different video attribute for it. The termattrs and term_attrs
functions return a logical OR of all video attributes supported by
the terminal using A_ and WA_ constants respectively. This
information is useful when a curses program needs complete control
over the appearance of the screen.
The termname routine returns the terminal name used by setupterm.
The XSI Curses standard, Issue 4 describes these functions. It
changes the return type of termattrs to the new type attr_t. Most
versions of curses truncate the result returned by termname to 14
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