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curs_instr(3X)							curs_instr(3X)

       instr,  innstr, winstr, winnstr, mvinstr, mvinnstr, mvwinstr, mvwinnstr
       - get a string of characters from a curses window

       #include <ncurses.h>

       int instr(char *str);
       int innstr(char *str, int n);
       int winstr(WINDOW *win, char *str);
       int winnstr(WINDOW *win, char *str, int n);
       int mvinstr(int y, int x, char *str);
       int mvinnstr(int y, int x, char *str, int n);
       int mvwinstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str);
       int mvwinnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str, int n);

       These routines return a string of characters in str, extracted starting
       at  the	current	 cursor	 position in the named window.	Attributes are
       stripped from the characters.  The four functions with n	 as  the  last
       argument	 return	 a leading substring at most n characters long (exclu‐
       sive of the trailing NUL).

       All of the functions return ERR upon failure, or the number of  charac‐
       ters actually read into the string.

       Note that all routines except winnstr may be macros.

       The  XSI Curses error conditions EILSEQ and EILOVERFLOW associated with
       extended-level conformance are not yet  detected	 (this	implementation
       does  not yet support XPG4 multi-byte characters).  SVr4 does not docu‐
       ment whether a length limit includes or excludes the trailing NUL.

       The ncurses library extends the XSI description by allowing a  negative
       value  for  n.  In this case, the functions return the string ending at
       the right margin.



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