CURSES_KEYNAME(3)       NetBSD Library Functions Manual      CURSES_KEYNAME(3)


NAME
curses_keyname, keyname -- curses report key name routine
LIBRARY
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> char * keyname(int key);
DESCRIPTION
The function keyname() generates a character string containing a descrip- tion of the key specified in key. The string is formatted according to the following table: Description Key range String format Control character 0 - 31 ^X Visible character 32 - 126 X Delete character 127 ^? Meta + control character 128 - 158 M-^X Meta + visible character 159 - 254 M-X Meta + delete character 255 M-^? Named key KEY_MIN - KEY_MAX KEY_EXIT Unknown key -1
SEE ALSO
curses_input(3)
NOTE
The return value of keyname() is a static buffer, which will be overwrit- ten on a subsequent call.
STANDARDS
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single Unix Specification.
HISTORY
These functions first appeared in NetBSD 2.0. NetBSD 9.0 October 17, 2007 NetBSD 9.0

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