curs_outopts(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions curs_outopts(3CURSES)
curs_outopts, clearok, idlok, idcok, immedok, leaveok, setscrreg, wsetscrreg, scrollok, nl, nonl - curses terminal output option control
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lcurses [ library ... ]
int clearok(WINDOW *win, bool bf);
int idlok(WINDOW *win, bool bf);
void idcok(WINDOW *win, bool bf);
void immedok(WINDOW *win, bool bf);
int leaveok(WINDOW *win, bool bf);
int setscrreg(int top, int bot);
int wsetscrreg(WINDOW *win, int top, int bot);
int scrollok(WINDOW *win, bool bf);
These routines set options that deal with output within curses. All options are initially FALSE, unless otherwise stated. It is not neces-
sary to turn these options off before calling endwin().
With the clearok() routine, if enabled (bf is TRUE), the next call to wrefresh() with this window will clear the screen completely and
redraw the entire screen from scratch. This is useful when the contents of the screen are uncertain, or in some cases for a more pleasing
visual effect. If the win argument to clearok() is the global variable curscr(), the next call to wrefresh() with any window causes the
screen to be cleared and repainted from scratch.
With the idlok() routine, if enabled (bf is TRUE), curses considers using the hardware insert/delete line feature of terminals so equipped.
If disabled (bf is FALSE) , curses very seldom uses this feature. (The insert/delete character feature is always considered.) This option
should be enabled only if the application needs insert/delete line, for example, for a screen editor. It is disabled by default because
insert/delete line tends to be visually annoying when used in applications where it isn't really needed. If insert/delete line cannot be
used, curses redraws the changed portions of all lines.
With the idcok() routine, if enabled (bf is TRUE), curses considers using the hardware insert/delete character feature of terminals so
equipped. This is enabled by default.
With the immedok() routine, if enabled (bf is TRUE), any change in the window image, such as the ones caused by waddch(), wclrtobot(),
wscrl(), etc., automatically cause a call to wrefresh(). However, it may degrade the performance considerably, due to repeated calls to
wrefresh(). It is disabled by default. Normally, the hardware cursor is left at the location of the window cursor being refreshed. The
leaveok() option allows the cursor to be left wherever the update happens to leave it. It is useful for applications where the cursor is
not used, since it reduces the need for cursor motions. If possible, the cursor is made invisible when this option is enabled.
The setscrreg() and wsetscrreg() routines allow the application programmer to set a software scrolling region in a window. top and bot are
the line numbers of the top and bottom margin of the scrolling region. (Line 0 is the top line of the window.) If this option and scrol-
lok() are enabled, an attempt to move off the bottom margin line causes all lines in the scrolling region to scroll up one line. Only the
text of the window is scrolled. (Note that this has nothing to do with the use of a physical scrolling region capability in the terminal,
like that in the VT100. If idlok() is enabled and the terminal has either a scrolling region or insert/delete line capability, they will
probably be used by the output routines.)
The scrollok() option controls what happens when the cursor of a window is moved off the edge of the window or scrolling region, either as
a result of a newline action on the bottom line, or typing the last character of the last line. If disabled, (bf is FALSE), the cursor is
left on the bottom line. If enabled, (bf is TRUE), wrefresh() is called on the window, and the physical terminal and window are scrolled up
one line. (Note that in order to get the physical scrolling effect on the terminal, it is also necessary to call idlok().)
The nl() and nonl() routines control whether newline is translated into carriage return and linefeed on output, and whether return is
translated into newline on input. Initially, the translations do occur. By disabling these translations using nonl(), curses is able to
make better use of the linefeed capability, resulting in faster cursor motion.
setscrreg() and wsetscrreg() return OK upon success and ERR upon failure. All other routines that return an integer always return OK.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|MT-Level |Unsafe |
curs_addch(3CURSES), curs_clear(3CURSES), curs_initscr(3CURSES), curs_refresh(3CURSES), curs_scroll(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES),
The header <curses.h> automatically includes the headers <stdio.h> and <unctrl.h>.
Note that clearok(), leaveok(), scrollok(), idcok(), nl(), nonl(), and setscrreg() may be macros.
The immedok() routine is useful for windows that are used as terminal emulators.
SunOS 5.10 31 Dec 1996 curs_outopts(3CURSES)