CURSES_PRINT(3) BSD Library Functions Manual CURSES_PRINT(3)
curses_print, printw, wprintw, mvprintw, mvwprintw, unctrl -- curses print formatted strings
on windows routines
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
printw(const char *fmt, ...);
wprintw(WINDOW *win, const char *fmt, ...);
mvprintw(int y, int x, const char *fmt, ...);
mvwprintw(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const char *fmt, ...);
These functions print formatted strings on stdscr or on the specified window.
The printw() function formats and prints its arguments on stdscr. The behavior is deliber-
ately similar to that of printf(3), but, notably, the return value differs.
The wprintw() function is the same as the printw() function, excepting that the resulting
output is printed on the window specified by win.
The mvprintw() and mvwprintw() functions are the same as the printw() and wprintw() func-
tions, respectively, excepting that wmove() is called to move the cursor to the position
specified by y, x before the output is printed on the window.
The unctrl() function returns a printable string representation of the character ch. If ch
is a control character then it will be converted to the form ^Y.
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_scanw(3), printf(3)
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.
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