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ncurses (new curses) is a programming library that provides an API which allows the programmer to...

ncurses Overview

ncurses (new curses) is a programming library that provides an API which allows the programmer to write text-based user interfaces in a terminal-independent manner. It is a toolkit for developing "GUI-like" application software that runs under a terminal emulator. It also optimizes screen changes, in order to reduce the latency experienced when using remote shells.

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text-based toolkit terminal-client

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