What is the file for

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    Question What is the file for

    Does anybody know what the file

    /usr/include/curses.h

    is useful for in linux.

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    Re: What is the file for

    Does anybody know what the file
    /usr/include/curses.h
    curses.h on linux is the same thing as conio.h on Win/Dos.
    But it provides something different.
    And linux also has ncurses.h, but I dont know this much.
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    Curses is a CRT screen handling and optimization library. Basically it gives console apps a little bit of graphical boost via windows , subwindows, and gives more control over what you can do to the look of an app.
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