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 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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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 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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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 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 ...
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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 ...