curs_inchstr(3X)                                 curs_inchstr(3X)

NAME
       inchstr,   inchnstr,   winchstr,   winchnstr,   mvinchstr,
       mvinchnstr, mvwinchstr, mvwinchnstr  -  get  a  string  of
       characters (and attributes) from a curses window

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curses.h>

       int inchstr(chtype *chstr);
       int inchnstr(chtype *chstr, int n);
       int winchstr(WINDOW *win, chtype *chstr);
       int winchnstr(WINDOW *win, chtype *chstr, int n);
       int mvinchstr(int y, int x, chtype *chstr);
       int mvinchnstr(int y, int x, chtype *chstr, int n);
       int mvwinchstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, chtype *chstr);
       int  mvwinchnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, chtype *chstr,
       int n);

DESCRIPTION
       These routines return a NULL-terminated  array  of  chtype
       quantities, starting at the current cursor position in the
       named window and ending at the right margin of the window.
       The  four  functions with n as the last argument, return a
       leading substring at most n characters long (exclusive  of
       the  trailing (chtype)0).  Constants defined in <curses.h>
       can be used with the & (logical AND) operator  to  extract
       the  character or the attribute alone from any position in
       the chstr [see curs_inch(3X)].

RETURN VALUE
       All routines return the integer ERR upon  failure  and  an
       integer  value  other  than ERR upon successful completion
       (the number of  characters  retrieved,  exclusive  of  the
       trailing 0).

NOTES
       Note  that  all  routines  except winchnstr may be macros.
       SVr4 does not document whether the result string is 0-ter-
       minated; it does not document whether a length limit argu-
       ment includes any trailing 0; and it does not document the
       meaning of the return value.

PORTABILITY
       These  functions are described in the XSI Curses standard,
       Issue 4.  It is no more specific than the SVr4  documenta-
       tion on the trailing 0.  It does specify that the success-
       ful return of the functions is OK.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X), curs_inch(3X).

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