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

putp, tputs - apply padding information and output string

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>
int putp(const char *str);

int tputs(const char *str, int affcnt, int (*putfunc) (int));

Is a pointer to a terminfo variable or return value from tgetstr(3XCURSES), tgoto(3XCURSES), tigetstr(3XCURSES), or tparm(3XCURSES).


Is the number of lines affected, or 1 if not relevant.


Is the output function.

The putp() and tputs() functions are low-level functions used to deal directly with the terminfo database. The use of appropriate X/Open Curses functions is recommended for most situations.

The tputs() function adds padding information and then outputs str. str must be a terminfo string variable or the result value from tgetstr(), tgoto(), tigetstr(), or tparm(). The tputs() function replaces the padding specification (if one exists) with enough characters to produce the specified delay. Characters are output one at a time to putfunc, a user-specified function similar to putchar(3C).

The putp() function calls tputs() as follows:

tputs(str, 1, putchar)

On success, these functions return OK.


The output of putp() goes to stdout, not to the file descriptor, fildes, specified in setupterm(3XCURSES).

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

Interface Stability Standard
MT-Level Unsafe

libcurses(3XCURSES), putchar(3C), setupterm(3XCURSES), tgetent(3XCURSES), tigetflag(3XCURSES), terminfo(4), attributes(5), standards(5)

June 5, 2002 OmniOS