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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?