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    Can anyone help me on how can I use a cursor in linux programming in C, what I want to do is move the cursor with the keyboard arrows and as I move the cursor to different options everytime I move the cursor the textcolor of the option will be highlighted and when the cursor changes the prevous option color will loose contrast.

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    Start with
    #include <curses.h>

    then use functions like :
    initscr();
    noecho();
    cbreak();
    keypad(stdscr,1);
    to get "control" of the console

    then getch(); to get the keystroke from the user, check to see if it corresponds to the "Left-Key's" numeric value then do whatever you like with it.

    p.s.
    u might have to compile with -lcurses
    p.s.s.
    this should have been posted in the Linux section

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