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CURSES_KEYNAME(3) BSD Library Functions Manual CURSES_KEYNAME(3)
curses_keyname, keyname -- curses report key name routine
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
The function keyname() generates a character string containing a description of the key
specified in key.
The string is formatted according to the following table:
Description Key range String format
Control character 0 - 31 ^X
Visible character 32 - 126 X
Delete character 127 ^?
Meta + control character 128 - 158 M-^X
Meta + visible character 159 - 254 M-X
Meta + delete character 255 M-^?
Named key KEY_MIN - KEY_MAX KEY_EXIT
Unknown key -1
The return value of keyname() is a static buffer, which will be overwritten on a subsequent
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single
These functions first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.
BSD October 17, 2007 BSD
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