[TUHS] I swear! I rtfm'ed

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Wed Dec 31 20:37:41 AEST 2014

The information give is correct. You could possibly argue that you 
shouldn't be using those functions, but should be using the curses(3) 
library instead, which in turn uses this stuff... But it's all up to how 
complex you want to be. :-)


On 2014-12-31 07:16, Jacob Ritorto<jacob.ritorto at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mary, this is exactly what I needed -- good to go now; thank you!
> As a side note: Man, what an intimidating can of braindamage I've opened!:)
> thanks all!
> jake
> P.S. if anyone's bored enough, you can check out what we're up to at
> https://github.com/srphtygr/dhb.  I'm trying to get my 11yo kid to spend a
> little time programming rather than just playing video games when he's near
> a computer.  He'a actually getting through this stuff and is honestly
> interested when he understands it and sees it work -- and he even spotted a
> bug before me this afternoon!  Feel free to raise issues, pull requests,
> etc. if you like -- I'm putting him through the git committing and pair
> programming paces, so outside interaction would be kinda fun:)
> P.P.S.  We're actually using 2.11bsd after all..
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 9:33 PM, Mary Ann Horton<mah at mhorton.net>  wrote:
>> >This is the right info.  Be sure to scroll up to see how to use tgetent,
>> >tgetstr, and tputs.  You aren't likely to need any padding.
>> >
>> >Essentially:
>> >     tgetent using getenv("TERM")    gets you the whole entry from
>> >/etc/termcap
>> >     tgetstr of "cl"                            gets you the "clear"
>> >sequence
>> >     tputs                                        outputs the "clear"
>> >sequence
>> >
>> >
>> >On 12/30/2014 06:22 PM, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>> >
>>> >>Check outhttps://www.gnu.org/software/termutils/manual/termcap-1.3/
>>> >>html_mono/termcap.html#SEC30
>>> >>- especially the "cl" entry.
>>> >>
>>> >>ISTR the database being at /etc/termcap normally.

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