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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

mvcur(3XCURSES)

Name

mvcur - move the cursor

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 mvcur(int oldrow, int oldcol, int newrow, int newcol);

Parameters

oldrow

Is the row from which cursor is to be moved.

oldcol

Is the column from which cursor is to be moved.

newrow

Is the row to which cursor is to be moved.

newcol

Is the column to which cursor is to be moved.

Description

The mvcur() function is a low-level function used only outside of X/Open Curses when the program has to deal directly with the terminfo database to handle certain terminal capabilities. The use of appropriate X/Open Curses functions is recommended in all other situations, so that X/Open Curses can track the cursor.

The mvcur() function moves the cursor from the location specified by oldrow and oldcol to the location specified by newrow and newcol. A program using this function must keep track of the current cursor position.

Return Values

On success, the mvcur() function returns OK. Otherwise, it returns ERR.

Errors

None.

Attributes

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

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

See Also

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