curs_printw(3X)                                   curs_printw(3X)

NAME
       printw,  wprintw,  mvprintw,  mvwprintw,  vwprintw - print
       formatted output in curses windows

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curses.h>

       int printw(char *fmt [, arg] ...);
       int wprintw(WINDOW *win, char *fmt [, arg] ...);
       int mvprintw(int y, int x, char *fmt [, arg] ...);
       int mvwprintw(WINDOW *win, int y, int x,
             char *fmt [, arg] ...);

       #include <varargs.h>
       int vwprintw(WINDOW *win, char *fmt, varglist);

DESCRIPTION
       The printw, wprintw, mvprintw and mvwprintw  routines  are
       analogous  to  printf  [see  printf(3S)].   In effect, the
       string that would be output by printf is output instead as
       though waddstr were used on the given window.

       The   vwprintw   routine  is  analogous  to  vprintf  [see
       printf(3S)] and performs a wprintw using a variable  argu-
       ment  list.  The third argument is a va_list, a pointer to
       a list of arguments, as defined in <varargs.h>.

RETURN VALUE
       Routines that return an integer return  ERR  upon  failure
       and  OK  (SVr4 only specifies "an integer value other than
       ERR") upon successful completion.

PORTABILITY
       The XSI Curses standard, Issue  4  describes  these  func-
       tions.   The  function vwprintw is marked TO BE WITHDRAWN,
       and is to be replaced by a function  vw_printw  using  the
       <stdarg.h> interface.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X), printf(3S), vprintf(3S)

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