The baudrate() routine returns the output speed of the
terminal. The number returned is in bits per second, for
example 9600, and is an integer.
The erasechar() routine returns the user's current erase
The has_ic() routine is true if the terminal has insert-
and delete-character capabilities.
The has_il() routine is true if the terminal has insert-
and delete-line capabilities, or can simulate them using
scrolling regions. This might be used to determine if it
would be appropriate to turn on physical scrolling using
The killchar() routine returns the user's current line
The longname() routine returns a pointer to a static area
containing a verbose description of the current terminal.
The maximum length of a verbose description is 128 characters. It is defined
only after the call to initscr() or
newterm(). The area is overwritten by each call to
and is not restored by set_term(), so the value should be
saved between calls to newterm() if
longname() is going to be
used with multiple terminals.
If a given terminal doesn't support a video attribute that
an application program is trying to use, curses may
substitute a different video attribute for it. The
function returns a logical OR() of all video attributes
supported by the terminal. This information is useful when a
curses program needs complete control over the appearance of the screen.
The termname() routine returns the value of the
environmental variable TERM (truncated to 14 characters).
longname() and termname() return
NULL on error.
Routines that return an integer return ERR upon failure
and OK (SVr4 only specifies "an integer value other than
ERR") upon successful completion.
Note that termattrs() may be a macro.
The XSI Curses standard, Issue 4 describes these functions. It changes the
return type of termattrs() to the new
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