CURSES_SCANW(3) BSD Library Functions Manual CURSES_SCANW(3)
curses_scanw, scanw, wscanw, mvscanw, mvwscanw -- curses read formatted data from screen
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
scanw(const char *fmt, ...);
wscanw(WINDOW *win, const char *fmt, ...);
mvscanw(int y, int x, const char *fmt, ...);
mvwscanw(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const char *fmt, ...);
These functions read formatted data from stdscr or from the specified window.
The scanw() function is the same as the scanf() function, excepting that the input data
stream is read from the current cursor position on stdscr,
The wscanw() function is the same as the scanw() function, excepting that the data stream is
read from the window specified by win.
The mvscanw() and mvwscanw() functions are the same as the scanw() and mvscanw() functions,
respectively, excepting that wmove() is called to move the cursor to the position specified
by y, x before the data is read from the window.
Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected. The functions that
return an int will return one of the following values:
OK The function completed successfully.
ERR An error occurred in the function.
curses_cursor(3), curses_print(3), scanf(3)
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.
BSD August 12, 2002 BSD