curs_extend(3x) — Linux manual page


curs_extend(3X)                                          curs_extend(3X)

NAME         top

       curses_version, use_extended_names - miscellaneous curses

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <curses.h>

       const char * curses_version(void);
       int use_extended_names(bool enable);

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions are extensions to the curses library which do not
       fit easily into other categories.

       Use curses_version to get the version number, including patch
       level of the library, prefixed by “ncurses”, e.g.,

              ncurses 5.0.19991023

       The use_extended_names function controls whether the calling
       application is able to use user-defined or nonstandard names
       which may be compiled into the terminfo description, i.e., via
       the terminfo or termcap interfaces.  Normally these names are
       available for use, since the essential decision is made by using
       the -x option of @TIC@ to compile extended terminal definitions.
       However you can disable this feature to ensure compatibility with
       other implementations of curses.

RETURN VALUE         top

       curses_version returns a pointer to static memory; you should not
       free this in your application.

       use_extended_names returns the previous state, allowing you to
       save this and restore it.

PORTABILITY         top

       These routines are specific to ncurses.  They were not supported
       on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations.  It is recommended
       that any code depending on them be conditioned using

SEE ALSO         top

       curs_getch(3X), curs_mouse(3X), curs_print(3X), curs_util(3X),
       default_colors(3X), define_key(3X), keybound(3X), keyok(3X),
       resizeterm(3X), wresize(3X).

AUTHOR         top

       Thomas Dickey.

COLOPHON         top

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