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+.\" $Id: curs_getch.3x,v 1.15 1998/11/29 01:04:26 Rick.Ohnemus Exp $
+.TH curs_getch 3X ""
+\fBgetch\fR, \fBwgetch\fR, \fBmvgetch\fR,
+\fBmvwgetch\fR, \fBungetch\fR - get (or push back) characters from
+\fBcurses\fR terminal keyboard
+\fBint wgetch(WINDOW *win);\fR
+\fBint mvgetch(int y, int x);\fR
+\fBint mvwgetch(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);\fR
+\fBint ungetch(int ch);\fR
+\fBint has_key(int ch);\fR
+The \fBgetch\fR, \fBwgetch\fR, \fBmvgetch\fR and \fBmvwgetch\fR, routines read
+a character from the window. In no-delay mode, if no input is waiting, the
+value \fBERR\fR is returned. In delay mode, the program waits until the system
+passes text through to the program. Depending on the setting of \fBcbreak\fR,
+this is after one character (cbreak mode), or after the first newline (nocbreak
+mode). In half-delay mode, the program waits until a character is typed or the
+specified timeout has been reached.
+If \fBnoecho\fR has been set, then the character will also be echoed into the
+designated window according to the following rules:
+If the character is the current erase character, left arrow, or backspace,
+the cursor is moved one space to the left and that screen position is erased
+as if \fBdelch\fR had been called.
+If the character value is any other \fBKEY_\fR define, the user is alerted
+with a \fBbeep\fR call.
+Otherwise the character is simply output to the screen.
+If the window is not a pad, and it has been moved or modified since the last
+call to \fBwrefresh\fR, \fBwrefresh\fR will be called before another character
+If \fBkeypad\fR is \fBTRUE\fR, and a function key is pressed, the token for
+that function key is returned instead of the raw characters. Possible function
+keys are defined in \fB<curses.h>\fR as macros with values outside the range
+of 8-bit characters whose names begin with \fBKEY_.\fR Thus, a variable
+intended to hold the return value of a function key must be of short size or
+When a character that could be the beginning of a function key is received
+(which, on modern terminals, means an escape character), \fBcurses\fR sets a
+timer. If the remainder of the sequence does not come in within the designated
+time, the character is passed through; otherwise, the function key value is
+returned. For this reason, many terminals experience a delay between the time
+a user presses the escape key and the escape is returned to the program.
+The \fBungetch\fR routine places \fIch\fR back onto the input queue to be
+returned by the next call to \fBwgetch\fR. Note that there is, in effect,
+just one input queue for all windows.
+.SS Function Keys
+The following function keys, defined in \fB<curses.h>\fR, might be returned by
+\fBgetch\fR if \fBkeypad\fR has been enabled. Note that not all of these are
+necessarily supported on any particular terminal.
+center tab(/) ;
+l l .
+KEY_DOWN/The four arrow keys ...
+KEY_HOME/Home key (upward+left arrow)
+Function keys; space for 64 keys is reserved.
+For 0 \(<= \fIn\fR \(<= 63
+KEY_IC/Insert char or enter insert mode
+KEY_EIC/Exit insert char mode
+KEY_EOS/Clear to end of screen
+KEY_EOL/Clear to end of line
+KEY_SF/Scroll 1 line forward
+KEY_SR/Scroll 1 line backward (reverse)
+KEY_CATAB/Clear all tabs
+KEY_ENTER/Enter or send
+KEY_SRESET/Soft (partial) reset
+KEY_RESET/Reset or hard reset
+KEY_PRINT/Print or copy
+KEY_LL/Home down or bottom (lower left).
+KEY_A1/Upper left of keypad
+KEY_A3/Upper right of keypad
+KEY_B2/Center of keypad
+KEY_C1/Lower left of keypad
+KEY_C3/Lower right of keypad
+KEY_BTAB/Back tab key
+KEY_COMMAND/Cmd (command) key
+KEY_MOUSE/Mouse event read
+KEY_NEXT/Next object key
+KEY_PREVIOUS/Previous object key
+KEY_SBEG/Shifted beginning key
+KEY_SCANCEL/Shifted cancel key
+KEY_SCOMMAND/Shifted command key
+KEY_SCOPY/Shifted copy key
+KEY_SCREATE/Shifted create key
+KEY_SDC/Shifted delete char key
+KEY_SDL/Shifted delete line key
+KEY_SEND/Shifted end key
+KEY_SEOL/Shifted clear line key
+KEY_SEXIT/Shifted exit key
+KEY_SFIND/Shifted find key
+KEY_SHELP/Shifted help key
+KEY_SHOME/Shifted home key
+KEY_SIC/Shifted input key
+KEY_SLEFT/Shifted left arrow key
+KEY_SMESSAGE/Shifted message key
+KEY_SMOVE/Shifted move key
+KEY_SNEXT/Shifted next key
+KEY_SOPTIONS/Shifted options key
+KEY_SPREVIOUS/Shifted prev key
+KEY_SPRINT/Shifted print key
+KEY_SREDO/Shifted redo key
+KEY_SREPLACE/Shifted replace key
+KEY_SRIGHT/Shifted right arrow
+KEY_SRSUME/Shifted resume key
+KEY_SSAVE/Shifted save key
+KEY_SSUSPEND/Shifted suspend key
+KEY_SUNDO/Shifted undo key
+Keypad is arranged like this:
+center allbox tab(/) ;
+c c c .
+The \fBhas_key\fR routine takes a key value from the above list, and
+returns TRUE or FALSE according as the current terminal type recognizes
+a key with that value.
+.SH RETURN VALUE
+All routines return the integer \fBERR\fR upon failure and an integer value
+other than \fBERR\fR (\fBOK\fR in the case of ungetch()) upon successful
+Use of the escape key by a programmer for a single character function is
+discouraged, as it will cause a delay of up to one second while the
+keypad code looks for a following function-key sequence.
+When using \fBgetch\fR, \fBwgetch\fR, \fBmvgetch\fR, or
+\fBmvwgetch\fR, nocbreak mode (\fBnocbreak\fR) and echo mode
+(\fBecho\fR) should not be used at the same time. Depending on the
+state of the tty driver when each character is typed, the program may
+produce undesirable results.
+Note that \fBgetch\fR, \fBmvgetch\fR, and \fBmvwgetch\fR may be macros.
+Historically, the set of keypad macros was largely defined by the extremely
+function-key-rich keyboard of the AT&T 7300, aka 3B1, aka Safari 4. Modern
+personal computers usually have only a small subset of these. IBM PC-style
+consoles typically support little more than \fBKEY_UP\fR, \fBKEY_DOWN\fR,
+\fBKEY_LEFT\fR, \fBKEY_RIGHT\fR, \fBKEY_HOME\fR, \fBKEY_END\fR,
+\fBKEY_NPAGE\fR, \fBKEY_PPAGE\fR, and function keys 1 through 12. The Ins key
+is usually mapped to \fBKEY_IC\fR.
+The *get* functions are described in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4. They
+read single-byte characters only. The standard specifies that they return
+\fBERR\fR on failure, but specifies no error conditions.
+The echo behavior of these functions on input of \fBKEY_\fR or backspace
+characters was not specified in the SVr4 documentation. This description is
+adopted from the XSI Curses standard.
+The behavior of \fBgetch\fR and friends in the presence of handled signals is
+unspecified in the SVr4 and XSI Curses documentation. Under historical curses
+implementations, it varied depending on whether the operating system's
+implementation of handled signal receipt interrupts a \fBread\fR(2) call in
+progress or not, and also (in some implementations) depending on whether an
+input timeout or non-blocking mode hsd been set.
+Programmers concerned about portability should be prepared for either of two
+cases: (a) signal receipt does not interrupt \fBgetch\fR; (b) signal receipt
+interrupts \fBgetch\fR and causes it to return ERR with \fBerrno\fR set to
+\fBEINTR\fR. Under the \fBncurses\fR implementation, handled signals never
+The \fBhas_key\fR function is unique to \fBncurses\fR. We recommend that
+any code using it be conditionalized on the \fBNCURSES_VERSION\fR feature macro.
+.SH SEE ALSO
+.\"# The following sets edit modes for GNU EMACS
+.\"# Local Variables: