clear man page on DigitalUNIX

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   12896 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
DigitalUNIX logo
[printable version]

curs_clear(3X)							curs_clear(3X)

       erase,  werase, clear, wclear, clrtobot, wclrtobot, clrtoeol, wclrtoeol
       - clear all or part of a curses window

       # include <ncurses.h>

       int erase(void);
       int werase(WINDOW *win);
       int clear(void);
       int wclear(WINDOW *win);
       int clrtobot(void);
       int wclrtobot(WINDOW *win);
       int clrtoeol(void);
       int wclrtoeol(WINDOW *win);

       The erase and werase routines copy blanks to every position in the win‐
       dow, clearing the screen.

       The  clear and wclear routines are like erase and werase, but they also
       call clearok, so that the screen is cleared completely on the next call
       to wrefresh for that window and repainted from scratch.

       The clrtobot and wclrtobot routines erase from the cursor to the end of
       screen.	That is, they erase all lines below the cursor in the  window.
       Also,  the  current  line  to  the  right  of the cursor, inclusive, is

       The clrtoeol and wclrtoeol routines erase the current line to the right
       of the cursor, inclusive, to the end of the current line.

       Blanks created by erasure have the current background rendition (as set
       by wbkgdset) merged into them.

       All routines return the integer OK.  The SVr4.0 manual says "or a  non-
       negative integer if immedok is set", but this appears to be an error.

       Note  that  erase, werase, clear, wclear, clrtobot, and clrtoeol may be

       These functions are described in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4.  The
       standard	 specifies  that  they return ERR on failure, but specifies no
       error conditions.

       Some historic curses implementations had, as an	undocumented  feature,
       the  ability  to	 do the equivalent of clearok(..., 1) by saying touch‐
       win(stdscr) or clear(stdscr).  This will not work under ncurses.

       curses(3X), curs_outopts(3X), curs_refresh(3X)


List of man pages available for DigitalUNIX

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net