Just so that I understand correctly, the programs provided at this link (as helpfully provided by Salem) are for programs that read one keypress at a time. Am I correct?
If so, is it possible to have a C program that does other things while/without waiting for the user to press any key (e.g. check status of something)? Wasn't that the original question of this thread? Even with the programs listed, they still stop doing nothing while waiting for the user's input.
Thanks to all for your patience on a relative newbie :)