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man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

addnstr(3CURSES)

Name

curs_addstr, addstr, addnstr, waddstr, waddnstr, mvaddstr, mvaddnstr, mvwaddstr, mvwaddnstr - add a string of characters to a curses window and advance cursor

Synopsis

cc [ flag ... ] file ... –lcurses [ library ... ]
#include <curses.h>

int addstr(char *str);
int addnstr(char *str, int n);
int waddstr(WINDOW *win, char *str);
int waddnstr(WINDOW *win, char *str, int n);
int mvaddstr(int y, int x, char *str);
int mvaddnstr(int y, int x, char *str, int n);
int mvwaddstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str);
int mvwaddnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str, int n);

Description

All of these routines write all the characters of the null terminated character string str on the given window. It is similar to calling waddch() once for each character in the string. The four routines with n as the last argument write at most n characters. If n is negative, then the entire string will be added.

Return Values

All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and an integer value other than ERR upon successful completion.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level
Unsafe

See Also

curs_addch(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES), attributes(7)

Notes

The header <curses.h> automatically includes the headers <stdio.h> and <unctrl.h>.

Note that all routines except waddstr() and waddnstr() may not be macros.