NCurses

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The ncurses (new curses) library is an open source multi-platform version of the curses programming library from System V Release 4.0.

Unlike PD Curses it requires a database of terminal specifications, which is a part of separate package called terminfo.

Support utilities

  • captoinfo - a termcap conversion tool
  • clear - utility for clearing the screen
  • infocmp - the terminfo decompiler
  • tabs - set tabs on a terminal
  • tic - terminfo compiler
  • toe - table of terminfo entries
  • tput - utility for retrieving terminal capabilities in shell scripts
  • tset - initialize the terminal

Version

  • 1.8.1 (Nov 1993)
  • 1.9 (1995-04-20)
  • 1.9.9g (1996-11-30)
  • 4.0 (1996-12-24)
  • 4.1 (1997-05-15)
  • 4.2 (1998-03-02)
  • 5.5 ncurses-5.5-os2.zip
  • 5.9 (2011-04-04)
  • 6.0 (2015-10-10)
  • 6.1 (2018-01-27)

License

  • Open source, originally in the public domain, current version released under a functional equivalent of the MIT License
Authors
Zeyd M. Ben-Halim, Eric S. Raymond, Thomas E. Dickey

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