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man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

endwin(3XCURSES)

Name

endwin, isendwin - restore initial terminal environment

Synopsis

cc [ flag... ] file... –I /usr/xpg4/include –L /usr/xpg4/lib \
–R /usr/xpg4/lib –lcurses [ library... ]

c89 [ flag... ] file... –lcurses [ library... ]
 
#include <curses.h>

int endwin(void);
bool isendwin(void);

Description

The endwin() function restores the terminal after Curses activity by at least restoring the saved shell terminsl mode, flushing any output to the terminal, and moving the cursor to the first column of the last line of the screen. Refreshing a window resumes program mode. The application must call endwin () for each terminal being used before exiting. If newterm(3XCURSES) is called more than once for the same terminal, the first screen created must be the last one for which endwin() is called.

The isendiwin() function indicates whether or not a screen has been refreshed since the last call to endwin().

Return Values

Upon successful completion, the endwin() function returns OK. Otherwise, it returns ERR.

The isendwin() function returns TRUE if endwin() has been called without any subsequent refresh. Otherwise, it returns FALSE.

Errors

Non errors are defined.

Attributes

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
Unsafe
Standard

See Also

doupdate(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), newterm(3XCURSES), attributes(7), standards(7)