inch, winch, mvinch, mvwinch - get a character and attributes from a
chtype winch(WINDOW *win);
chtype mvinch(int y, int x);
chtype mvwinch(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);
These routines return the character, of type chtype, at the current
position in the named window. If any attributes are set for that posi‐
tion, their values are OR'ed into the value returned. Constants
defined in <curses.h> can be used with the & (logical AND) operator to
extract the character or attributes alone.
The following bit-masks may be AND-ed with characters returned by
Note that all of these routines may be macros.
These functions are described in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4.
Comparable functions in the wide-character (ncursesw) library are
described in curs_in_wch(3X).