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Scripting the Screen

  • Chris F. A. Johnson
  • Jayant Varma

Abstract

Unix purists will shake their heads over this chapter. Traditionally, screen manipulation is done through the termcap or terminfo database that supplies the information necessary to manipulate any of dozens or even hundreds of types of terminals. The shell interface to the database is an external command, tput.

Keywords

Rectangular Area Format String Cursor Position Null String Terminal Type 
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Copyright information

© Chris F. A. Johnson and Jayant Varma 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris F. A. Johnson
    • 1
  • Jayant Varma
    • 1
  1. 1.OntarioCanada

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