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Terminal 'screens'

I was wondering, how do you create those terminal 'screens', like how
irssi is designed? I'm not sure the exact word to use... Anyway, what
library would I use? And would I be able to replicate it on Windows, or
am I out of luck?

Thanks for the help in advance,
-Barret R

Apr 16 '06 #1
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"Barret R" writes:
I was wondering, how do you create those terminal 'screens', like how
irssi is designed? I'm not sure the exact word to use... Anyway, what
library would I use? And would I be able to replicate it on Windows, or
am I out of luck?


Standard C has no concept of "screens". Try a newsgroup that's
specific to your operating system.

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Apr 16 '06 #2
On 16 Apr 2006 12:33:36 -0700, "Barret R" wrote:
I was wondering, how do you create those terminal 'screens', like how
irssi is designed? I'm not sure the exact word to use... Anyway, what
library would I use? And would I be able to replicate it on Windows, or
am I out of luck?

You start by asking in a Windows newsgroup.


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Apr 17 '06 #3
As a starting point, you can investigate libraries such as curses (or
ncurses). But as far as I know all ports curses ports to windows are
'limited'. You will probably have better luck in other newsgroups.

Good luck,

--
Richard G.

'UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a
genius to understand the simplicity'
-- Dennis Ritchie

Apr 18 '06 #4

Barret R wrote:
I was wondering, how do you create those terminal 'screens', like how
irssi is designed? I'm not sure the exact word to use... Anyway, what
library would I use? And would I be able to replicate it on Windows, or
am I out of luck?

Thanks for the help in advance,
-Barret R


The answer varies for each platform; the C language has no built-in
support for screen management. You'll have to rely on either
vendor-supplied or third-party libraries (such as curses). Check a
newsgroup that's specific to your platform.

Apr 18 '06 #5

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