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curs_termcap(3X)					      curs_termcap(3X)

NAME
       tgetent,	 tgetflag,  tgetnum,  tgetstr,	tgoto,	tputs  - direct curses
       interface to the terminfo capability database

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curses.h>
       #include <term.h>
       int tgetent(const char *bp, char *name);
       int tgetflag(const char *id);
       int tgetnum(const char *id);
       char *tgetstr(const char *id, char **area);
       char *tgoto(const char *cap, int col, int row);
       int tputs(const char *str, int affcnt, int (*putc)(int));

DESCRIPTION
       These routines are included as a conversion aid for programs  that  use
       the  termcap  library.	Their parameters are the same and the routines
       are emulated using the terminfo database.  Thus, they can only be  used
       to  query  the  capabilities  of entries for which a terminfo entry has
       been compiled.

       The tgetent routine loads the entry for name.  It returns 1 on success,
       0  if there is no such entry, and -1 if the terminfo database could not
       be found.  The emulation ignores the buffer pointer bp.

       The tgetflag routine gets the boolean entry for id.

       The tgetnum routine gets the numeric entry for id.

       The tgetstr routine returns the string entry for id.  Use tputs to out‐
       put the returned string.

       The  tgoto  routine instantiates the parameters into the given capabil‐
       ity.  The output from this routine is to be passed to tputs.

       The tputs routine is described on the  curs_terminfo(3X)	 manual	 page.
       It can retrieve capabilities by either termcap or terminfo name.

RETURN VALUE
       Except  where  explicitly noted, routines that return an integer return
       ERR upon failure and OK (SVr4 only specifies "an	 integer  value	 other
       than ERR") upon successful completion.

       Routines that return pointers return NULL on error.

BUGS
       If  you	call tgetstr to fetch ca or any other parameterized string, be
       aware that it will be returned in terminfo notation, not the older  and
       not-quite-compatible  termcap  notation.	  This won't cause problems if
       all you do with it is call tgoto or tparm, which both expand  terminfo-
       style.

       Because	terminfo  conventions for representing padding in string capa‐
       bilities differ from termcap's, tputs("50"); will  put  out  a  literal
       "50" rather than busy-waiting for 50 milliseconds.  Cope with it.

PORTABILITY
       The  XSI	 Curses standard, Issue 4 describes these functions.  However,
       they are marked TO BE WITHDRAWN and may be removed in future versions.

       Neither the XSI Curses standard nor the SVr4 man pages  documented  the
       return  values  of  tgetent  correctly,	though	all three were in fact
       returned ever since SVr1.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X), terminfo(5), putc(3S).

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