beep, flash - curses bell and screen flash routines
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.
These routines return OK if they succeed in beeping or flashing, ERR otherwise.
SVr4's beep and flash routines always returned OK, so it was not possible to tell when the beep or flash failed.
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(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions curs_beep(3CURSES)NAME
curs_beep, beep, flash - curses bell and screen flash routines
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lcurses [ library ... ]
The beep() and flash() routines are used to signal the terminal user. The routine beep() sounds the audible alarm on the terminal, if pos-
sible; if that is not possible, it flashes the screen (visible bell), if that is possible. The routine flash() flashes the screen, and if
that is not possible, sounds the audible signal. If neither signal is possible, nothing happens. Nearly all terminals have an audible sig-
nal (bell or beep), but only some can flash the screen.
These routines always return OK.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|MT-Level |Unsafe |
SEE ALSO curses(3CURSES), attributes(5)NOTES
The header <curses.h> automatically includes the headers <stdio.h> and <unctrl.h>.
SunOS 5.11 31 Dec 1996 curs_beep(3CURSES)
who has an idea how i can tell my shell that it should not beep on errors or when i'm using the TAB in bash to complete
noone needs to know when i make mistakes ;-)
solaris 9 (SPARC)
thx a lot
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