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CURSES(3)                  Library Functions Manual                  CURSES(3)

NAME
     curses_cursor, getcury, getcurx, getyx, getbegy, getbegx, getbegyx,
     getmaxy, getmaxx, getmaxyx, getpary, getparx, getparyx, move, wmove,
     mvcur, wcursyncup -- curses cursor and window location and positioning
     routines

LIBRARY
     Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;curses.h>&gt;

     int
     getcury(WINDOW *win);

     int
     getcurx(WINDOW *win);

     void
     getyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     int
     getbegy(WINDOW *win);

     int
     getbegx(WINDOW *win);

     void
     getbegyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     int
     getmaxy(WINDOW *win);

     int
     getmaxx(WINDOW *win);

     void
     getmaxyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     int
     getpary(WINDOW *win);

     int
     getparx(WINDOW *win);

     void
     getparyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     int
     move(int y, int x);

     int
     wmove(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     int
     mvcur(int oldy, int oldx, int y, int x);

     void
     wcursyncup(WINDOW *win);

DESCRIPTION
     These functions and macros locate and position cursors and windows.

     The getcury() and getcurx() functions get the current row and column
     positions, respectively, of the cursor in the window win.  The getyx()
     macro sets the values of y and x to the current row and column positions
     of the cursor in the window win.

     The origin row and columns of a window win can be determined by calling
     the getbegy() and getbegx() functions, respectively, and the maximum row
     and column for the window can be found by calling the functions getmaxy()
     and getmaxx(), respectively.  The getbegyx() and getmaxyx() macros set
     the values of y and x to the origin and maximum row and column positions,
     respectively, for the window win.

     The getpary() and getparx() functions return the row and column position
     of the given subwindow relative to the window's parent.  The macro
     getparyx() sets the values of y and x to the origin of the subwindow
     relative to the window's parent.

     The move() function positions the cursor on the current window at the
     position given by y, x.  The cursor position is not changed on the screen
     until the next refresh().

     The wmove() function is the same as the move() function, excepting that
     the cursor is moved in the window specified by win.

     The function mvcur() moves the cursor to y, x on the screen.  The
     arguments oldy, oldx define the previous cursor position for terminals
     that do not support absolute cursor motions.  The curses library may
     optimise the cursor motion based on these values.  If the mvcur()
     succeeds then the curses internal structures are updated with the new
     position of the cursor.  If the destination arguments for mvcur() exceed
     the terminal bounds an error will be returned and the cursor position
     will be unchanged.

     The wcursyncup() function sets the cursor positions of all ancestors of
     win to that of win.

RETURN VALUES
     Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected.
     The functions that return an int will return one of the following values:

     OK   The function completed successfully.
     ERR  An error occurred in the function.

SEE ALSO
     curses_refresh(3)

STANDARDS
     The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification,
     part of the Single Unix Specification.  The getbegx(), getbegy(),
     getcurx(), getcury(), getmaxx(), getmaxy(), getparx(), and getpary()
     functions are extensions.

HISTORY
     The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   February 23, 2010                  NetBSD 6.1.5