- get a wchar_t character and its attributes from a curses window
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lcurses [ library .. ] #include <curses.h> chtype inwch(void);
chtype winwch(WINDOW *win);
chtype mvinwch(int y, int x);
chtype mvwinwch(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);
These routines return the wchar_t character, of type chtype, at the current position in the named window. If any attributes are set for that position, their values are OR-ed into the value returned. Constants defined in <curses.h> can be used with the logical AND (&) operator to extract the character or attributes alone.
The following bit-masks may be AND-ed with characters returned by winwch().
A_WCHARTEXT Bit-mask to extract character A_WATTRIBUTES Bit-mask to extract attributes
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header files <stdio.h>, <unctrl.h> and <widec.h>.
Note that all of these routines may be macros.
None of these routines can use the color attribute in chtype.