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Jun 26, 2000, 19:13 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Curses is a library that allows C programmers to create quick and easy semi-graphical interfaces to their programs. It has been considered outdated by many, but powers some of the greatest Linux applications out there. If you need a quick solution to an interface problem, or want to create a text-based, semi-graphical console program, the Curses library is a quick and easy solution. In this quick overview and tutorial, we will cover the basic functions and uses of the Curses library, and put it to use in a simple application."

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"This tutorial is aimed at C programmers who know the C language well. If you do not know C, you may find it difficult to follow along with the examples shown here. The explanation of the code is done in the form of comments in the code; thus, it is important to be able to follow the code in order to comprehend the new information presented here."

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