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man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

mvwdelch(3CURSES)

Name

curs_delch, delch, wdelch, mvdelch, mvwdelch - delete character under cursor in a curses window

Synopsis

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

int delch(void);
int wdelch(WINDOW *win);
int mvdelch(int y, int x);
int mvwdelch(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

Description

With these routines the character under the cursor in the window is deleted; all characters to the right of the cursor on the same line are moved to the left one position and the last character on the line is filled with a blank. The cursor position does not change (after moving to y , x, if specified). This does not imply use of the hardware delete character feature.

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

curses(3CURSES), attributes(7)

Notes

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

Note that delch(), mvdelch(), and mvwdelch() may be macros.