May 26, 2018

Library for terminal-independent, full-screen output

The ncurses software includes a SVr4 and XSI-Curses compatible curses library as well as terminfo tools including “tic”, “infocmp”, and “captoinfo”. The library is used by other programs for text-mode support of color, multiple highlights, forms-drawing characters, automatic recognition of keypad and function-key sequences, and more.

The ncurses library uses a terminfo database included, but can be configured to use BSD’s /etc/termcap file instead. This has been approved by the old 4.4BSD curses maintainer as the official 4.4BSD curses successor.

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