#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 Curses defines no error conditions. In this
• If the win parameter is null, an error is returned,
• If the chstr parameter is null, an error is returned,
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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