curs_legacy.3x man page

curs_legacy ā€” get curses cursor and window coordinates, attributes


#include <curses.h>

int getattrs(WINDOW *win);
int getbegx(WINDOW *win);
int getbegy(WINDOW *win);
int getcurx(WINDOW *win);
int getcury(WINDOW *win);
int getmaxx(WINDOW *win);
int getmaxy(WINDOW *win);
int getparx(WINDOW *win);
int getpary(WINDOW *win);


These legacy functions are simpler to use than the X/Open Curses functions:

Return Value

Except as noted, these functions return an integer, or ERR if the window parameter is null.


All of these interfaces are provided as macros and functions. The macros are suppressed (and only the functions provided) when NCURSES_OPAQUE is defined. The standard forms such as getyx must be implemented as macros, and (in this implementation) are defined in terms of the functions described here, to avoid reliance on internal details of the WINDOW structure.


These functions were supported on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations. None of those implementations checked the window parameter.

The getattrs function and macro are defined to return a (signed) integer for compatibility with those implementations although an unsigned type would have been more appropriate.

See Also

curses(3X), curs_getyx(3X), curs_opaque(3X)