The Ncurses (new curses) library is a free software emulation of curses in System V Release 4.0, and more. It uses Terminfo format, supports pads and color and multiple highlights and forms characters and function-key mapping, and has all the other SYSV-curses enhancements over BSD Curses.
ncurses-5.3: description + notes
The distribution includes the library and support utilities, including a terminfo compiler tic, a decompiler infocmp, tack, clear, tput, tset, and a termcap conversion tool captoinfo. Full manual pages are provided for the library and tools.
To avoid hiding the system Curses headers all Ncurses headers are installed under
Developers intending to use this distribution for application development should be sure to read the information in FAQ 3.8.
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