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curs_insstr 3x



curs_insstr(3x)                                         curs_insstr(3x)




NAME

       insstr,  insnstr,  winsstr, winsnstr, mvinsstr, mvinsnstr,
       mvwinsstr, mvwinsnstr - insert string before cursor  in  a
       curses window


SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>
       int insstr(const char *str);
       int insnstr(const char *str, int n);
       int winsstr(WINDOW *win, const char *str);
       int winsnstr(WINDOW *win, const char *str, int n);
       int mvinsstr(int y, int x, const char *str);
       int mvinsnstr(int y, int x, const char *str, int n);
       int mvwinsstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const char *str);
       int mvwinsnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const char *str,
       int n);


DESCRIPTION

       These routines insert a character string (as many  charac-
       ters  as  will fit on the line) before the character under
       the cursor.  All characters to the right of the cursor are
       shifted  right with the possibility of the rightmost char-
       acters on the line being lost.  The cursor  position  does
       not  change  (after  moving  to  y, x, if specified).  The
       functions with n as the last  argument  insert  a  leading
       substring  of  at  most  n  characters.  If n<=0, then the
       entire string is inserted.

       Special characters are handled as in addch.


RETURN VALUE

       All routines that return an integer return ERR upon  fail-
       ure  and  OK  (SVr4 specifies only "an integer value other
       than ERR") upon successful  completion,  unless  otherwise
       noted in the preceding routine descriptions.

       X/Open  defines  no error conditions.  In this implementa-
       tion, if the window parameter is null or the str parameter
       is null, an error is returned.

       Functions  with a "mv" prefix first perform a cursor move-
       ment using wmove, and return an error if the  position  is
       outside the window, or if the window pointer is null.


NOTES

       Note that all but winsnstr may be macros.


PORTABILITY

       These  functions are described in the XSI Curses standard,
       Issue 4, which adds const qualifiers to the arguments.

       The Single  Unix  Specification,  Version  2  states  that
       insnstr  and  winsnstr perform wrapping.  This is probably
       an error, since it makes this group of functions inconsis-
       tent.   Also,  no  implementation of curses documents this
       inconsistency.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x), curs_util(3x), curs_clear(3x), curs_inch(3x).



                                                        curs_insstr(3x)

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