Programmer's Guide to NCurses
1. Edition February 2007
2007. 556 Pages, Softcover
- Practical Approach Book -
ISBN 978-0-470-10759-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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Programming the console in UNIX?
Here's just what you need
With the growing popularity of Mac OS X and various Linux flavors, UNIX claims more and more devotees every day. The nCurses library is the programming tool you need to work in this environment, and this book is your all-purpose nCurses reference.
First, you'll get a no-nonsense tutorial guide to the nCurses version 5.5 library, taking you from basic to advanced functions step by step. Then you'll find an A-to-Z reference of more than 175 nCurses functions, cross-referenced and illustrated with examples. Dan Gookin is known for making technology make sense. You'll soon see why.
Build a firm foundation for nCurses
* Learn techniques that can be used to program Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, or any other UNIX-based OS
* Program, control, and manipulate text on the terminal screen
* Control interactive I/O, organize content into windows on the screen, and use color to highlight text and organize information
* Use a mouse to further refine input
* Create nCurses programs using your choice of editors
* Gain a solid understanding of nCurses, from the basics to the advanced
* Find hundreds of quick, easy-to-understand programming examples
* Explore the detailed nCurses library reference included, with examples and cross-references as well as more details and descriptions than you'll find anywhere else
From the contents
Curses or NCurses?
Contacting the Author.
Chapter 1 The Setup.
Chapter 2 Basic I/O, the NCurses Way.
Chapter 3 Formatting Text.
Chapter 4 Around the Window.
Chapter 5 More Text Manipulation.
Chapter 6 Clearing and Zapping.
Chapter 7 Keyboard Madness!
Chapter 8 Windows, Windows Everywhere!
Chapter 9 Subwindows.
Chapter 10 More Window Tricks.
Chapter 11 Dig My Pad, Man.
Chapter 12 The Joy of Soft Labels.
Chapter 13 Messing Mit der Mouse.
Chapter 14 A Mixture of Stuff.
Appendix A NCurses Library Reference.
Appendix B The Alternative Character Set.
Appendix C The chtype.
Appendix D Keypad Character Codes.