keybound(3x) — Linux manual page


keybound(3X)                                                keybound(3X)

NAME         top

       keybound - return definition of keycode

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <curses.h>

       char * keybound(int keycode, int count);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This is an extension to the curses library.  It permits an
       application to determine the string which is defined in the
       terminfo for specific keycodes.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The keycode parameter must be greater than zero, else NULL is
       returned.  If it does not correspond to a defined key, then NULL
       is returned.  The count parameter is used to allow the
       application to iterate through multiple definitions, counting
       from zero.  When successful, the function returns a string which
       must be freed by the caller.

PORTABILITY         top

       These routines are specific to ncurses.  They were not supported
       on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations.  It is recommended
       that any code depending on them be conditioned using

SEE ALSO         top

       define_key(3X), keyok(3X).

AUTHOR         top

       Thomas Dickey.

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