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With ncurces you can write programs like in the DOS times for the console. You can realize menus and windows in the commandline.



libtinfo.so.5 is missing, you can create an symlink

cd /lib
ln -s libncurses.so.5.7 libtinfo.so.5

ncurses with C

#include <ncurses.h>
int main()
	initscr();			/* Start curses mode 		  */
	printw("Hello World !!!");	/* Print Hello World		  */
	refresh();			/* Print it on to the real screen */
	getch();			/* Wait for user input */
	endwin();			/* End curses mode		  */
	return 0;

Compile on pc (you have to install before your Toolchain and call . /opt/eldk-5.2.1/set.sh )

arm-linux-gnueabi-gcc hello.c -lncurses

Copy the program over the network:

scp a.out root@

and start it:


Now Hello World!!! should appear.

ncurses with C++

Quelltext von: http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~owenpat/cursesdemo.cpp

// ncurses demo
// This should show all the basic functions to make an ACSII graphics
// game (breakout, etc... ,) for example.
// Compile with: g++ -o outfile cursesdemo.cpp -l ncurses
//                                   (use new curses library)
// %man start_color  (etc) for full descriptions
// Not needed. I use it for a "wait" function (usleep):
using namespace std;
int main()
   initscr();  // Starts curses (initializes the data structures, starts 
               //   with blank "curses screen", shows it.)
   start_color(); // Starts the color part of curses (initializes stuff, etc... .)
   // Colors to draw need to be "declared". This "declares" that color_pair #1
   // is blue letters on a black background, and #2 is red on black
   init_pair(1,COLOR_BLUE, COLOR_BLACK);
   init_pair(2,COLOR_RED, COLOR_YELLOW);
   raw();      // Lets you read chars as they are typed (no need to wait for <ENTER>)
               // Disables interrupts such as ^C, ^S
               //   [cbreak() is like raw(), but ^C stops the program]
   nodelay(stdscr,true);  // Don't even wait for one char -- getch returns ERR if 
                          //    they didn't type anything yet
   noecho();   // Don't echo characters as they are typed
   curs_set(0); // 0=don't show cursor
   nonl();     // [no newline] Without this, ENTER key generates ^M\n
               // With nonl(), ENTER is just ^M (13)
               // The curses value KEY_ENTER is for "cooked" (not raw) mode. 
   keypad(stdscr,true); // Read arrow keys (enables the "keypad" where they live)
   int ypos=LINES/2,  // LINES and COLS are globals maintained by curses for
       xpos=COLS/2;   // the screen size.
   int ymove=0, xmove=0; // velocity
   mvaddch(ypos,xpos,'O'|COLOR_PAIR(1)); // draw the ball
                                         // binary OR char with color pair to get color
   mvaddstr(0,20,"Curses Demo ball game"); // y,x coords. Use instead of cout
   refresh(); // ncurses won't show changes until you call this.
   // Box around title, to show off special chars (%man curs_addch):
   // They don't work quite right for me (the screen gets confused about how wide boxes are)
   move(0,19); addch(ACS_VLINE | COLOR_PAIR(2));
   move(1,19); addch(ACS_LLCORNER | COLOR_PAIR(2)); // mvaddch(...) is a shortcut
   mvaddch(1,41, ACS_LRCORNER|COLOR_PAIR(2));
   for(int i=40;i>19;i--) { mvaddch(1,i,'-'|COLOR_PAIR(2)); }
   int ch; // curses uses int values, that won't fit in a char, for some
           // special events (see below.) You can read with a char if you don't care.
   ch=getch(); // curses read -- processes & returns those odd characters
   while(ch!='q' && ch!='Q')
      if(KEY_RIGHT==ch) // curses constant generated by the right arrow
        { if(xmove<2) xmove++; }
      if(KEY_LEFT==ch) { if(xmove>-2) xmove--; }
      if(KEY_UP==ch)   { if(ymove>-2) ymove--; }
      if(KEY_DOWN==ch) { if(ymove<2) ymove++; }
      if(KEY_RESIZE==ch) // resizing screen "types" this character
       { if(ypos>=LINES) ypos=LINES-1;
         if(xpos>=COLS) ypos=COLS-1; }
      if(3==ch) // ^C is just a normal character
       { xmove=ymove=0; }
      // Not part of ncurses. In unistd.h
      // Waits for that many microseconds:
      mvaddch(ypos,xpos,' '); // erase old ball
      xpos+=xmove; if(xpos>=COLS) { xpos=COLS-1; xmove*=-1; }
                   if(xpos<0)     { xpos=0; xmove*=-1; }
      ypos+=ymove; if(ypos>=LINES) { ypos=LINES-1; ymove*=-1; }
                   if(ypos<0)     { ypos=0; ymove*=-1; }
      ch=getch(); // ncurses function for reading
   endwin();  // ends curses (resets screen to the way it was before
              //   the program ran. resets cursor type, ... .)
   return 0;
arm-linux-gnueabi-g++ cursesdemo.cpp -lncurses

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scp a.out root@

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