Thread: Raw vs. Cooked with getchar()

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    Raw vs. Cooked with getchar()

    I am writing a charachter based game in C for Linux (using gcc)
    and I use getchar() to wait on the keyboard for a charactor. But It wont return untill I hit 'cr', This seems to be cooked behaviour, Is there a way to turn on raw behavour?


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    To wait on, and accept any character from the keyboard it's getch - not - getchar. getchar works, but getch works immediately and only accepts 1 character the moves on.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    1. Read this

    2. turn off the ICANON bit

    I think....
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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