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man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

mvwprintw(3XCURSES)

Name

mvprintw, mvwprintw, printw, wprintw - print formatted output window

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 mvprintw(int y, int x, char *fmt, …);
int mvwprintw(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *fmt, …);
int printw(char *fmt, …);
int wprintw(WINDOW *win, char *fmt, …);

Parameters

y

Is the y (row) coordinate position of the string's placement in the window.

x

Is the x (column) coordinate position of the string's placement in the window.

fmt

Is a printf() format string.

win

Is a pointer to the window in which the string is to be written.

Description

The mvprintw(), mvwprintw(), printw(), and wprintw() functions are analogous to printf(3C). The effect of these functions is as though sprintf() were used to format the string, and then waddstr(3XCURSES) were used to add that multi-byte string to the current or specified window at the current or specified cursor position.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, these functions return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR.

Errors

No 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

printf(3C), addnstr(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), attributes(7), standards(7)