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getstr(3cur)							  getstr(3cur)

Name
       getstr, mvgetstr, mvwgetstr, wgetstr - read string

Syntax
       #include <cursesX.h>

       int getstr(str)
       char ∗str;

       int wgetstr(win, str)
       WINDOW ∗win;
       char ∗str;

       int mvgetstr(y, x, str)
       int y, x;
       char ∗str;

       int mvwgetstr(win, y, x, str)
       WINDOW ∗win;
       int y, x;
       char ∗str;

Description
       The  routine  reads  characters	from  the terminal associated with the
       default window and stores them in a buffer until a carriage  return  or
       newline	is received from The routine B is called by to read each char‐
       acter.

       The routine reads characters from  the  terminal	 associated  with  the
       specified  window.   The	 characters  are  read from the current cursor
       position until a newline or carriage return is received.

       The routine reads characters from  the  terminal	 associated  with  the
       default	window.	  The  characters  are	read from the specified cursor
       position until a newline or carriage return is received.

       The routine reads characters from  the  terminal	 associated  with  the
       specified  window.   The	 characters are read from the specified cursor
       position until a newline or carriage return is received.

       The following information applies to all the routines.

       The resulting string is placed in the area pointed to by the  character
       pointer The user's erase and kill characters are interpreted.  The area
       used to hold the string is assumed to be large enough to handle it,  as
       does  not  check for buffer overflow.  If the area is not large enough,
       the result will be unpredictable.

       The routines and are macros.

Return Values
       The and functions return OK on success and ERR on error.

See Also
       getch(3cur)

								  getstr(3cur)
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