ERASECHAR(3XCURSES) X/Open Curses Library Functions ERASECHAR(3XCURSES)

erasechar, erasewchar, killchar, killwchar - return current ERASE or KILL characters

cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include  -L  /usr/xpg4/lib \
 -R  /usr/xpg4/lib  -lcurses  [ library... ]
c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ]
#include <curses.h>
char erasechar(void);

int erasewchar(wchar_t *ch);

char killchar(void);

int killwchar(wchar_t *ch);

The erasechar() function returns the current ERASE character from the tty driver. This character is used to delete the previous character during keyboard input. The returned value can be used when including deletion capability in interactive programs.

The killchar() function is similar to erasechar(). It returns the current KILL character.

The erasewchar() and killwchar() functions are similar to erasechar() and killchar() respectively, but store the ERASE or KILL character in the object pointed to by ch.

ch
Is a pointer to a location where a character may be stored.

For erasechar() and killchar(), the terminal's current ERASE or KILL character is returned.

On success, the erasewchar() and killwchar() functions return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability Standard
MT-Level Unsafe

getch(3XCURSES), getstr(3XCURSES), get_wch(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), attributes(5), standards(5)

June 5, 2002 OmniOS