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CURSES_KEYNAME(3) Library Functions Manual CURSES_KEYNAME(3) NAME curses_keyname, keyname -- curses report key name routine LIBRARY Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses) SYNOPSIS #include <curses.h> char * keyname(int key); DESCRIPTION The function keyname() generates a character string containing a description of the key specified in key. The string is formatted according to the following table: Description Key range String format Control character 0 - 31 ^X Visible character 32 - 126 X Delete character 127 ^? Meta + control character 128 - 158 M-^X Meta + visible character 159 - 254 M-X Meta + delete character 255 M-^? Named key KEY_MIN - KEY_MAX KEY_EXIT Unknown key -1 SEE ALSO curses_input(3) NOTE The return value of keyname() is a static buffer, which will be overwritten on a subsequent call. STANDARDS The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single Unix Specification. HISTORY These functions first appeared in NetBSD 2.0. NetBSD 7.1.2 October 17, 2007 NetBSD 7.1.2