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Old 08-13-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
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Question unable use curses manual pages...

Hi friends,
i just read about curses, so i thought to make some simple programe on curses but as i tried to see man pages on curses it is saying that is no such entry, but when i tries it with this command ( man -a curs* ), it showing thoses pages, but with strange section like 3X(eg curs_getch(3X) ) .
can anybody know that how can i see those manual pages which have section 3X.
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If man -a shows them you ARE seeing them.

You can run "man -k curs*" to get a list of man pages with a short description.

The way to see manual sections is to specify it on command line:

e.g. man 3X curs_window.

Oddly enough though on my system it said no page found in section 3X but just doing "man curs_window" displayed the man page labled as 3X. Presumably its mislabled as to which section it is in. On checking I found these are actually in man section 3 rather than 3X. (man 3 curs_window).
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You should look into the program dialog, which uses the curses libs.


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