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CURSES_SCANW(3) NetBSD Library Functions Manual CURSES_SCANW(3)
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curses_scanw, scanw, wscanw, mvscanw, mvwscanw -- curses read formatted
data from screen routines
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
scanw(const char *fmt, ...);
wscanw(WINDOW *win, const char *fmt, ...);
mvscanw(int y, int x, const char *fmt, ...);
mvwscanw(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const char *fmt, ...);
These functions read formatted data from stdscr or from the specified
The scanw() function is the same as the scanf() function, excepting that
the input data stream is read from the current cursor position on stdscr,
The wscanw() function is the same as the scanw() function, excepting that
the data stream is read from the window specified by win.
The mvscanw() and mvwscanw() functions are the same as the scanw() and
mvscanw() functions, respectively, excepting that wmove() is called to
move the cursor to the position specified by y, x before the data is read
from the window.
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.
curses_cursor(3), curses_print(3), scanf(3)
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification,
part of the Single Unix Specification.
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.
NetBSD 8.1 August 12, 2002 NetBSD 8.1