resizeterm()

change the curses terminal size 

Curses Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <curses.h>

int resizeterm(int lines, int columns);


DESCRIPTION

This is an extension to the curses library. It provides callers with a hook into the ncurses data to resize windows, primarily for use by programs running in an X Window terminal (for example, xterm). The function resizeterm() resizes the standard and current windows to the specified dimensions, and adjusts other bookkeeping data used by the ncurses library that record the window dimensions.

When resizing the windows, the function blank-fills the areas that are extended. The calling application should fill in these areas with appropriate data.

The function does not resize other windows.


RETURN VALUES

The function returns the integer ERR upon failure and OK on success. It will fail if either of the dimensions less than or equal to zero, or if an error occurs while (re)allocating memory for the windows.


NOTES

While this function is intended to be used to support a signal handler (that is, for SIGWINCH), care should be taken to avoid invoking it in a context where malloc() or realloc() may have been interrupted, since it uses those functions.


AUTHOR

Thomas Dickey (from an equivalent function written in 1988 for BSD curses).


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Functions:
wresize()


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