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doupdate

Section: X/Open Curses Library Functions (3XCURSES)
Updated: 5 Jun 2002
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NAME

doupdate, refresh, wnoutrefresh, wrefresh - refresh windows and lines  

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include -L /usr/xpg4/lib \
-R /usr/xpg4/lib -lcurses [ library... ]

c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ]
 
#include <curses.h>

int doupdate(void);

int refresh(void);

int wnoutrefresh(WINDOW *win);

int wrefresh(WINDOW *win);  

DESCRIPTION

The refresh() and wrefresh() functions copy stdscr and win, respectively, to the terminal screen. These functions call the wnoutrefresh() function to copy the specified window to curscr and the doupdate() function to do the actual update. The physical cursor is mapped to the same position as the logical cursor of the last window to update curscr unless leaveok(3XCURSES) is enabled (in which case, the cursor is placed in a position that X/Open Curses finds convenient).

When outputting several windows at once, it is often more efficient to call the wnoutrefresh() and doupdate() functions directly. A call to wnoutrefresh() for each window, followed by only one call to doupdate() to update the screen, results in one burst of output, fewer characters sent, and less CPU time used.

If the win parameter to wrefresh() is the global variable curscr, the screen is immediately cleared and repainted from scratch.

For details on how the wnoutrefresh() function handles overlapping windows with broad glyphs, see the Overlapping Windows section of the curses(3XCURSES) reference manual page.  

PARAMETERS

win Is a pointer to the window in which to refresh.

 

RETURN VALUES

On success, these functions return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR.  

ERRORS

None.  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityStandard
MT-LevelUnsafe

 

SEE ALSO

clearok(3XCURSES), curses(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), prefresh(3XCURSES), redrawwin(3XCURSES), attributes(5), standards(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
PARAMETERS
RETURN VALUES
ERRORS
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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