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

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How to install Ncurses 6.0?

Using: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I compiled Ncurses 6.0 from source and used checkinstall in order to install it. However, as Ncurses 5.9 already exists, it fails: # dpkg -i ncurses_6.0-1_amd64.deb ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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bug in ncurses.h? [closed]

I have been trying to compile a program I have written in C. I notice that there is an error in compiling saying: clock.c: In function ‘main’: clock.c:22:2: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘wgetnstr’ ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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Changing terminal login prompt with ncruses

I have a Ubuntu server with no DE that I want to replace the regular login prompt with a ncurses based login. How would I go about doing that? Below is a link to a program that I'm going to use to ...
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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.
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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:
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Where do I get ncurses man pages from?

I can't find the ncurses man pages even after: sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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: ...
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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 ...
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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. ...