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Programmer's Guide to NCurses

by Dan Gookin


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Programming the console in UNIX?

Here's just what you need.

First, you'll get a no-nonsense tutorial guide to the nCurses version 5.5 library, taking you from basic to advanced functions step by step. Then you'll find an A-to-Z reference of more than 175 nCurses functions, cross-referenced and illustrated with examples. With this all-purpose nCurses reference, you?ll:

  • Learn techniques that can be used to program Linux®, FreeBSD®, Mac OS® X, or any other UNIX-based OS.
  • Program, control, and manipulate text on the terminal screen.
  • Control interactive I/O, organize content into windows on the screen, and use color to highlight text and organize information.
  • Use a mouse to further refine input.
  • Create nCurses programs using your choice of editors.
  • Find hundreds of quick, easy-to-understand programming examples.

Author Dan Gookin is known for making technology make sense. Buy this book and you'll see why.

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Dan Gookin (Author)

DAN GOOKIN began his career as a computer columnist and magazine editor. Then in 1991, he wrote DOS For Dummies and launched a juggernaut. Among his many titles in that popular series are PCs For Dummies, Word For Dummies, and C All-in-One Desk Re...

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