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curs_trace 3x



curs_trace(3x)                                           curs_trace(3x)




NAME

       _tracef, _tracedump, _traceattr, _traceattr2,
       _nc_tracebits, _tracecchar_t, _tracecchar_t2, _tracechar,
       _tracechtype, _tracechtype2, _tracemouse, trace - curses
       debugging routines


SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>

       void _tracef(const char *format, ...);
       void _tracedump(const char *label, WINDOW *win);
       char *_traceattr(attr_t attr);
       char *_traceattr2(int buffer, chtype ch);
       char *_nc_tracebits(void);
       char * _tracecchar_t(const cchar_t *string);
       char * _tracecchar_t2(int buffer, const cchar_t *string);
       char *_tracechar(int ch);
       char *_tracechtype(chtype ch);
       char *_tracechtype2(int buffer, chtype ch);
       char *_tracemouse(const MEVENT *event);
       void trace(const unsigned int param);


DESCRIPTION

       The trace routines are used for debugging the ncurses  li-
       braries, as well as applications which use the ncurses li-
       braries.  These functions are normally available only with
       the  debugging library libncurses_g.a, but may be compiled
       into any model (shared, static, profile) by  defining  the
       symbol  TRACE.   Additionally,  some  functions  are  only
       available with the wide-character configuration of the li-
       braries.

       The  principal  parts of this interface are the trace rou-
       tine which selectively enables different tracing features,
       and the _tracef routine which writes formatted data to the
       trace file.

       Calling trace with a  nonzero  parameter  opens  the  file
       trace  in the current directory for output.  The parameter
       is formed by OR'ing values from the list of TRACE_xxx def-
       initions in <curses.h>.  These include:

       TRACE_DISABLE
            turn off tracing.

       TRACE_TIMES
            trace user and system times of updates.

       TRACE_TPUTS
            trace tputs calls.

       TRACE_UPDATE
            trace update actions, old & new screens.

       TRACE_MOVE
            trace cursor movement and scrolling.

       TRACE_CHARPUT
            trace all character outputs.

       TRACE_ORDINARY
            trace  all  update  actions.   The old and new screen
            contents are written to the trace file for  each  re-
            fresh.

       TRACE_CALLS
            trace all curses calls.  The parameters for each call
            are traced, as well as return values.

       TRACE_VIRTPUT
            trace virtual character puts, i.e., calls to addch.

       TRACE_IEVENT
            trace low-level input processing, including timeouts.

       TRACE_BITS
            trace state of TTY control bits.

       TRACE_ICALLS
            trace internal/nested calls.

       TRACE_CCALLS
            trace per-character calls.

       TRACE_DATABASE
            trace read/write of terminfo/termcap data.

       TRACE_ATTRS
            trace changes to video attributes and colors.

       TRACE_MAXIMUM
            maximum trace level,  enables  all  of  the  separate
            trace features.

       Some  tracing  features are enabled whenever the trace pa-
       rameter is nonzero.  Some features overlap.  The  specific
       names are used as a guideline.

       These  functions check the NCURSES_TRACE environment vari-
       able, to set the tracing feature as if trace was called:
              filter,  initscr,  new_prescr,  newterm,  nofilter,
              ripoffline, setupterm, slk_init, tgetent



RETURN VALUE

       Routines  which  return a value are designed to be used as
       parameters to the _tracef routine.


PORTABILITY

       These functions are not part of the XSI  interface.   Some
       other  curses  implementations  are known to have similar,
       undocumented features, but they are  not  compatible  with
       ncurses.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x).



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