curs_inswstr, inswstr, insnwstr, winswstr, winsnwstr, mvinswstr, mvin‐
snwstr, mvwinswstr, mvwinsnwstr - Insert a wchar_t string before the
character under the cursor in a Curses window
wchar_t *wstr ); int insnwstr(
int n ); int winswstr(
wchar_t *wstr ); int winsnwstr(
int n ); int mvinswstr(
wchar_t *wstr ); int mvinsnwstr(
int n ); int mvwinswstr(
wchar_t *wstr ); int mvwinsnwstr(
int n );
Curses Library (libcurses)
These routines insert a wchar_t character string (as many wchar_t char‐
acters as will fit on the line) before the character under the cursor.
All characters to the right of the cursor are moved to the right, with
the possibility of the rightmost characters on the line being lost. The
routines do not change the cursor position after moving to y, x, if
specified. (This does not imply use of the hardware insert character
The four routines with n as the last argument insert at most n wchar_t
characters. If n<=0, then the routines insert the entire string.
If a character in wstr is a tab, newline, carriage return, or
backspace, the cursor is moved appropriately within the window. A new‐
line also results in clrtoeol before moving. Tabs are considered to be
at every eighth column. If a character in wstr is another control char‐
acter, it is drawn in the ^X notation. Calling winch after adding a
control character (and moving to it, if necessary) does not return the
control character, but instead returns the representation of the con‐
The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header file
Note that all but winsnwstr may be macros.
The routines described on this reference page are among the MNLS Curses
functions that are not included in the X/Open Curses CAE specification.
MNLS routines are supported only for backward compatibility reasons.
Use the *ins_wstr and *ins_nwstr functions in new applications (see
All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and an integer value
other than ERR upon successful completion.
Functions: curses(3), curs_clear(3), curs_ins_wstr(3), curs_inwch(3)curs_inswstr(3)