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Don't understand input

From: Chris Seaton
Subject: Don't understand input
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 22:44:01 +0100


I really don't understand input in ncurses at all.

I can read really simple key strokes such as the letter A, and more exotic key strokes such as the left arrow, but I don't understand how I read anything more complex than that.

For example, how would I read Control-A? When I try that getch simply returns 1. Some key-strokes such as Alt-A return two characters (all out of the ASCII range), but Alt-B returns three! I can't understand what the escape sequence is.

How can I read the escape key without a really noticeable delay?

Am I setting things up wrong? What do I need to do?

I know you can read key strokes such as these, as programs like Emacs and Vim do it.


Chris Seaton

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