Programmer's Guide to NCurses

Programmer's Guide to NCurses

eBook - 2007
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Programming the console in UNIX?

Here's just what you need.

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. With this all-purpose nCurses reference, you?ll:

  • 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.
  • Find hundreds of quick, easy-to-understand programming examples.

Author Dan Gookin is known for making technology make sense. Buy this book and you'll see why.

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NCurses is a programming library that can be used to program Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OSX, or any other UNIX-based operating system. The first part of this volume is a 14-chapter tutorial designed to get readers up and running with the basic NCurses version 5.5 library. An A-Z reference describing some 175 NCurses functions follows. Gookin has written more than 100 books on personal computers, including the original DOS for Dummies (1991). Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley Pub., ©2007
ISBN: 9780470140130
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 556 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: NCurses


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