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curs_beep(3X)															     curs_beep(3X)

NAME
beep, flash - curses bell and screen flash routines SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> int beep(void); int flash(void); DESCRIPTION
The beep and flash routines are used to alert the terminal user. The routine beep sounds an audible alarm on the terminal, if possible; otherwise it flashes the screen (visible bell). The routine flash flashes the screen, and if that is not possible, sounds the alert. If neither alert is possible, nothing happens. Nearly all terminals have an audible alert (bell or beep), but only some can flash the screen. RETURN VALUE
These routines return OK if they succeed in beeping or flashing, ERR otherwise. EXTENSIONS
SVr4's beep and flash routines always returned OK, so it was not possible to tell when the beep or flash failed. PORTABILITY
These functions are described in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4. Like SVr4, it specifies that they always return OK. SEE ALSO
curses(3X) curs_beep(3X)

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curs_beep(3)						     Library Functions Manual						      curs_beep(3)

NAME
curs_beep, beep, flash - Curses bell and screen flash routines SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> int beep( void ); int flash( void ); LIBRARY
Curses Library (libcurses) STANDARDS
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows: beep, flash: XCURSES4.2 Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags. DESCRIPTION
The beep and flash routines are used to alert the terminal user. The routine beep sounds the audible alarm on the terminal, if possible. If an audible alarm is not possible, the routine flashes the screen (visible bell), if possible. The routine flash flashes the screen, and if that is not possible, sounds the audible alarm. If neither an audible or visual signal is possible, these routines produce no results. Nearly all terminals have an audible signal (bell or beep), but only some can flash the screen. NOTES
The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header file <stdio.h>. RETURN VALUES
These routines always return OK. SEE ALSO
Functions: curses(3) Others: standards(5) curs_beep(3)
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