A system library which allows a text-based GUI environment at a shell. It supports windows, text, colors, and more. Many programs use ncurses.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
117 views

Dependency error installing Ncurses

I am on Kubuntu 16.04 and I have been trying to install ncurses but I keep on getting dependency errors: libncurses5-dev : Depends: libtinfo5 (= 6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1) but 6.0+20160319-1 is to be ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

How to change the color/background of ncurses during server installation process?

During server installation you are met with ncruses - old school looking text, blocks and status bars with a purple background. I'm wondering how I can change the colors, or even add ASCII art to the ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

How to get rid of purple background color in newt apps?

For some reason newt apps (whiptail, partimage, debconf ...) have all decided to use purple background. How to get regular blue background back ? $ whiptail --title 'WARNING' --yesno "Completely ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

issue after installing ncurses library

Errors were encountered while processing: lib64ncurses5-dev sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Problem in ncurses installation in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

While installing ncurses, I wrote the command in terminal but instead of installing it gave me message that: E: Unable to locate package libncurses5-dev What should i do in this case?
0
votes
0answers
147 views

What is the difference between Curses and Ncurses?

I have an app im trying to compile telling me to get curses or ncurses. What is the difference between the two?
1
vote
0answers
453 views

vim binary with all libraries statically linked

I want to build vim with all libraries, which vim depends on, statically linked. Vim version is sufficient to run YouCompleteMe. I use the following flags with configure script: $./configure --with-...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Passing Strings to /bin/login

I'm in the process of creating a login wrapper for /bin/login so that when you boot Linux you get a TUI Login instead of the bland login on the tty console. This will be just a bash script for this ...
0
votes
1answer
433 views

No module named _curses

I am very new to both Ubuntu and python. I am trying to run a code and getting : ImportError: No module named _curses. I tried: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo ...
0
votes
1answer
126 views

wicd-curses errors on fresh default 14.04 install

I have a brand new fresh 14.04 ubuntu install but cannot get wicd-curses to run. I can use wicd-gtk but I need wicd-curses to work as well. ERROR ~ sudo wicd-curses [sudo] password for ry: ...
0
votes
1answer
379 views

Unmet dependency issues [duplicate]

I recently installed ncurses and from then on I have been getting similar errors while trying to install new libraries You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Ncurses problem

I try to make my first program which use ncurses. The problem is that screen got clean when it meet first time ch = getch(); # include "sys/ioctl.h" # include "ncurses.h" # include "unistd.h" ...
0
votes
1answer
447 views

ncurses line-drawing not working on console

When I try to use a curses-based program on a virtual console, the line and box drawing part are not working, as below in the display when running dpkg-reconfigure console-setup. I'm using the the vga ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

Why can't I use conio.h or ncurses.h?

I am new user to Ubuntu. I wrote a simple program in C. When I try to compile it to use conio.h, the compiler gives me fatal error. So I tried by ncurses.h, but still I am getting same error.
3
votes
1answer
435 views

How do I create simplistic window-like elements in a command-line program?

When I execute sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm in the terminal I see a simplistic window-like listmenu. Is there an way to make something like that in C++? This looks something like:
0
votes
1answer
119 views

After update to 14.04, ncurses seems to have bugs (cursor still visible in petris)

I just upgraded to 14.04, and wanted to kill time by playing some petris. Then I noticed this: The problem also exists in other terminals. Is there some option I can set to get the terminal to not ...
3
votes
1answer
17k views

trying to install libncurses dev package for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install libncurses for Ubuntu 14.04. But, it is showing the following error: root@sharwariDell:/usr/src# sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

how to implement the functions which are defined inside the conio.h

I wanted to use the conio.h header file in one of my C codes but as we know the header file is not available for Ubuntu, what should we do if we want to implement the functions if the header file ...
0
votes
1answer
14k views

missing libncurses.so.5

I was installing free pascal IDE on Ubuntu 12.04 at x64 AMD. When i run fp file it says: ./fp: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Where do I get ncurses man pages from?

I can't find the ncurses man pages even after: sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
1
vote
1answer
866 views

specify non-printing keys as input to shell command

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server 64 I have a shell script that runs in unattended mode. The script executes a command that displays a curses/ncurses UI which normally expects the user to navigate a menu via ...
2
votes
0answers
177 views

Is there an ncurses tool for upstart similar to ntsysv or sysv-rc-conf?

I'd like to be able to use a terminal or console to configure runlevels. I don't need the conditions for starting and stopping services to be any more complicated than sysv. I just want to base ...
27
votes
2answers
104k views

How do I install ncurses header files?

I was trying to configure the kernel and I got the following error. Can somebody please tell me what should I do? root@nitr-desktop:/usr/src/linux# make menuconfig *** Unable to find the ncurses ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

error while compiling speech_tools can not find -lcurses

I get the following error when compiling speech_tools. /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcurses /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [ch_lab] Error 1 make: ***...
32
votes
6answers
18k views

Is there a file explorer/manager for the command line?

I would like to know if there is something like DOS interface for Ubuntu. I mean a "GUI" that can run from the console (for example if you are using Ubuntu Server). Some file explorer like Nautilus ...
3
votes
1answer
998 views

How do I get to the options in nvlc?

I recently found out about the ncurses vlc command line interface, nvlc and tried to access the options with no success; the nvlc -option command as the help manual suggested didn't do anything I'm ...
4
votes
1answer
11k views

How to get screen size through python curses

I'm writing a terminal program and need to get the size of the TTY I'm using. The Internet seems to suggest this can be done with curses, but I can't seem to find out how in python. I'm trying to ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

“file too short” error while loading libtermcap.so / libncurses.so

On my Ubuntu 11.10, I am running a version of gdb for different target other than host machine and I am getting the following error: xxxxx-none-linux-gnu-gdb: error while loading shared libraries: /...
1
vote
1answer
323 views

Is there any ncurses archiver interface available?

I am looking for a way to create archives on the commandline with some minimal ASCII interface. Could be for tar, zip or rar files, but should provide miniml ncurses (or other) "fake" graphical ...
8
votes
1answer
12k views

How to add the ncurses.h to a C++ program compiled on gcc?

I am totally new to C++ programming on gcc. I wanted to add color to my text on the output on the console. Since there is no conio.h on linux, I researched and found that ncurses.h could do the trick. ...