curs_scr_dump: scr_dump, scr_restore, scr_init, scr_set - read (write) a
curses screen from (to) a file
int scr_dump(char *filename);
int scr_restore(char *filename);
int scr_init(char *filename);
int scr_set(char *filename);
With the scr_dump routine, the current contents of the virtual screen are
written to the file filename.
With the scr_restore routine, the virtual screen is set to the contents
of filename, which must have been written using scr_dump. The next call
to doupdate restores the screen to the way it looked in the dump file.
With the scr_init routine, the contents of filename are read in and used
to initialize the curses data structures about what the terminal
currently has on its screen. If the data is determined to be valid,
curses bases its next update of the screen on this information rather
than clearing the screen and starting from scratch. scr_init is used
after initscr or a system [see system(BA_LIB)] call to share the screen
with another process which has done a scr_dump after its endwin call.
The data is declared invalid if the time-stamp of the tty is old or the
terminfo capabilities rmcup and nrrmc exist.
The scr_set routine is a combination of scr_restore and scr_init. It
tells the program that the information in filename is what is currently
on the screen, and also what the program wants on the screen. This can
be thought of as a screen inheritance function.
To read (write) a window from (to) a file, use the getwin and putwin
routines [see curs_util(3X)].
All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and OK upon success.
The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header files
<stdio.h> and <unctrl.h>.
Note that scr_init, scr_set, and scr_restore may be macros.
curses(3X), curs_initscr(3X), curs_refresh(3X), curs_util(3X), system(3S)
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