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notimeout

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

notimeout, timeout, wtimeout - set timed blocking or non-blocking read  

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 notimeout(WINDOW *win, bool bf);

void timeout(int delay);

void wtimeout(WINDOW win, int delay);  

PARAMETERS

win Is a pointer to the window in which to set the timed blocking.

bf Is a Boolean expression.

delay Is the number of milliseconds to block or wait for input.

 

DESCRIPTION

If bool is TRUE, the notimeout() function disables a timer used by getch(3XCURSES) when handling multibyte function key sequences.

When bool is FALSE and keypad handling is enabled, a timer is set by getch() to handle bytes received that could be the beginning of a function key (for example, ESC). If the remainder of the sequence is not received before the time expires, the first byte is returned; otherwise, the value of the function key is returned. Subsequent calls to the getch() function will return the other bytes received for the incomplete key sequence.

The timeout() and wtimeout() functions set the length of time getch() waits for input for windows stdscr and win, respectively. These functions are similar to nodelay(3XCURSES) except the time to block or wait for input can be specified.

A negative delay causes the program to wait indefinitely for input; a delay of 0 returns ERR if no input is ready; and a positive delay blocks until input arrives or the time specified
 expires, (in which case, ERR is returned).  

RETURN VALUES

On success, the notimeout() function returns OK. Otherwise, it returns ERR.

The timeout() and wtimeout() functions do not return a value.  

ERRORS

None.  

ATTRIBUTES

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityStandard
MT-LevelUnsafe

 

SEE ALSO

getch(3XCURSES), halfdelay(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), nodelay(3XCURSES), attributes(5), standards(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
PARAMETERS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ERRORS
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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