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curs_attr(3X)							 curs_attr(3X)

       attroff, wattroff, attron, wattron, attrset, wattrset, color_set,
       wcolor_set, standend, wstandend, standout, wstandout, attr_get,
       wattr_get, attr_off, wattr_off, attr_on, wattr_on, attr_set, wattr_set,
       chgat, wchgat, mvchgat, mvwchgat, PAIR_NUMBER - curses character and
       window attribute control routines

       #include <curses.h>
       int attroff(int attrs);
       int wattroff(WINDOW *win, int attrs);
       int attron(int attrs);
       int wattron(WINDOW *win, int attrs);
       int attrset(int attrs);
       int wattrset(WINDOW *win, int attrs);
       int color_set(short color_pair_number, void* opts);
       int wcolor_set(WINDOW *win, short color_pair_number,
	     void* opts);
       int standend(void);
       int wstandend(WINDOW *win);
       int standout(void);
       int wstandout(WINDOW *win);
       int attr_get(attr_t *attrs, short *pair, void *opts);
       int wattr_get(WINDOW *win, attr_t *attrs, short *pair,
	      void *opts);
       int attr_off(attr_t attrs, void *opts);
       int wattr_off(WINDOW *win, attr_t attrs, void *opts);
       int attr_on(attr_t attrs, void *opts);
       int wattr_on(WINDOW *win, attr_t attrs, void *opts);
       int attr_set(attr_t attrs, short pair, void *opts);
       int wattr_set(WINDOW *win, attr_t attrs, short pair, void *opts);
       int chgat(int n, attr_t attr, short color,
	     const void *opts)
       int wchgat(WINDOW *win, int n, attr_t attr,
	     short color, const void *opts)
       int mvchgat(int y, int x, int n, attr_t attr,
	     short color, const void *opts)
       int mvwchgat(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, int n,
	     attr_t attr, short color, const void *opts)

       These  routines	manipulate the current attributes of the named window.
       The current attributes of a window apply to  all	 characters  that  are
       written	into  the window with waddch, waddstr and wprintw.  Attributes
       are a property of the character, and move with  the  character  through
       any  scrolling and insert/delete line/character operations.  To the ex‐
       tent possible, they are displayed as appropriate modifications  to  the
       graphic rendition of characters put on the screen.

       The  routine attrset sets the current attributes of the given window to
       attrs.  The routine attroff turns  off  the  named  attributes  without
       turning	any  other  attributes on or off.  The routine attron turns on
       the named attributes without affecting any others.  The routine	stand‐
       out  is	the  same  as attron(A_STANDOUT).  The routine standend is the
       same as attrset(A_NORMAL) or attrset(0), that is, it turns off all  at‐

       The attrset and related routines do not affect the attributes used when
       erasing portions of the window.	See curs_bkgd(3X) for functions	 which
       modify the attributes used for erasing and clearing.

       The routine color_set sets the current color of the given window to the
       foreground/background combination described by  the  color_pair_number.
       The parameter opts is reserved for future use, applications must supply
       a null pointer.

       The routine wattr_get returns the current attribute and color pair  for
       the given window; attr_get returns the current attribute and color pair
       for stdscr.  The remaining attr_* functions operate  exactly  like  the
       corresponding  attr* functions, except that they take arguments of type
       attr_t rather than int.

       The routine chgat changes the attributes of a given number  of  charac‐
       ters  starting  at  the current cursor location of stdscr.  It does not
       update the cursor and does not perform wrapping.	 A character count  of
       -1  or  greater	than  the  remaining  window width means to change at‐
       tributes all the way to the end of the current line.  The wchgat	 func‐
       tion  generalizes this to any window; the mvwchgat function does a cur‐
       sor move before acting.	In these functions, the color  argument	 is  a
       color-pair  index (as in the first argument of init_pair, see curs_col‐
       or(3X)).	 The opts argument is not presently used, but is reserved  for
       the future (leave it NULL).

       The following video attributes, defined in <curses.h>, can be passed to
       the routines attron, attroff, and attrset, or OR'd with the  characters
       passed to addch.

	       A_NORMAL	       Normal display (no highlight)
	       A_STANDOUT      Best highlighting mode of the terminal.
	       A_UNDERLINE     Underlining
	       A_REVERSE       Reverse video
	       A_BLINK	       Blinking
	       A_DIM	       Half bright
	       A_BOLD	       Extra bright or bold
	       A_PROTECT       Protected mode
	       A_INVIS	       Invisible or blank mode
	       A_ALTCHARSET    Alternate character set
	       A_CHARTEXT      Bit-mask to extract a character
	       COLOR_PAIR(n)   Color-pair number n

       The following macro is the reverse of COLOR_PAIR(n):

       PAIR_NUMBER(attrs) Returns the pair number associated
			  with the COLOR_PAIR(n) attribute.

       The  return  values  of many of these routines are not meaningful (they
       are implemented as macro-expanded assignments and simply	 return	 their
       argument).   The	 SVr4 manual page claims (falsely) that these routines
       always return 1.

       Note  that  attroff,  wattroff,	attron,	 wattron,  attrset,  wattrset,
       standend and standout may be macros.

       COLOR_PAIR  values  can only be OR'd with attributes if the pair number
       is less than 256.  The alternate functions such as color_set can pass a
       color pair value directly.  However, ncurses ABI 4 and 5 simply OR this
       value within the alternate functions.  You must use ncurses  ABI	 6  to
       support more than 256 color pairs.

       These functions are supported in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4.  The
       standard defined the dedicated type for highlights,  attr_t,  which  is
       not  defined  in SVr4 curses. The functions taking attr_t arguments are
       not supported under SVr4.

       The XSI Curses standard states that whether the	traditional  functions
       attron/attroff/attrset  can  manipulate	attributes other than A_BLINK,
       A_BOLD, A_DIM, A_REVERSE, A_STANDOUT, or A_UNDERLINE is	"unspecified".
       Under  this implementation as well as SVr4 curses, these functions cor‐
       rectly manipulate all  other  highlights	 (specifically,	 A_ALTCHARSET,
       A_PROTECT, and A_INVIS).

       XSI Curses added the new entry points, attr_get, attr_on, attr_off, at‐
       tr_set, wattr_on, wattr_off, wattr_get, wattr_set.  These are  intended
       to work with a new series of highlight macros prefixed with WA_.

       Older  versions	of  this library did not force an update of the screen
       when changing the attributes.  Use touchwin  to	force  the  screen  to
       match the updated attributes.

	       WA_NORMAL       Normal display (no highlight)
	       WA_STANDOUT     Best highlighting mode of the terminal.
	       WA_UNDERLINE    Underlining
	       WA_REVERSE      Reverse video
	       WA_BLINK	       Blinking
	       WA_DIM	       Half bright
	       WA_BOLD	       Extra bright or bold
	       WA_ALTCHARSET   Alternate character set

       The  XSI	 curses	 standard specifies that each pair of corresponding A_
       and WA_-using functions operates on the same current-highlight informa‐

       The XSI standard extended conformance level adds new highlights A_HORI‐
       ZONTAL, A_LEFT, A_LOW, A_RIGHT, A_TOP,  A_VERTICAL  (and	 corresponding
       WA_ macros for each) which this implementation does not yet support.

       All routines return the integer OK on success, or ERR on failure.

       X/Open does not define any error conditions.

       This  implementation  returns  an  error if the window pointer is null.
       The wcolor_set function returns an error if the color pair parameter is
       outside	the range 0..COLOR_PAIRS-1.  This implementation also provides
       getattrs for compatibility with older versions of curses.

       Functions with a "mv" prefix first  perform  a  cursor  movement	 using
       wmove, and return an error if the position is outside the window, or if
       the window pointer is null.

       curses(3X),     curs_addch(3X),	   curs_addstr(3X),	curs_bkgd(3X),
       curs_printw(3X), curs_variables(3X)


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