scroll, scrl, wscrl - scroll a curses window


   #include <curses.h>

   int scroll(WINDOW *win);
   int scrl(int n);
   int wscrl(WINDOW *win, int n);


   The  scroll  routine  scrolls  the  window  up one line.  This involves
   moving the lines in the window data structure.  As an optimization,  if
   the  scrolling  region of the window is the entire screen, the physical
   screen may be scrolled at the same time.

   For positive n, the scrl and wscrl routines  scroll  the  window  up  n
   lines  (line  i+n becomes i); otherwise scroll the window down n lines.
   This involves moving the lines in the window character image structure.
   The current cursor position is not changed.

   For these functions to work, scrolling must be enabled via scrollok.


   These routines return ERR upon failure, and OK (SVr4 only specifies "an
   integer value other than ERR") upon successful completion.

   X/Open defines no error conditions.

   This implementation returns an error if the window pointer is null,  or
   if scrolling is not enabled in the window, e.g., with scrollok.


   Note that scrl and scroll may be macros.

   The  SVr4  documentation  says  that  the  optimization  of  physically
   scrolling immediately if the scroll region is the  entire  screen  "is"
   performed,  not  "may  be" performed.  This implementation deliberately
   does not guarantee that this will occur, to leave open the  possibility
   of smarter optimization of multiple scroll actions on the next update.

   Neither  the SVr4 nor the XSI documentation specify whether the current
   attribute or current color-pair  of  blanks  generated  by  the  scroll
   function is zeroed.  Under this implementation it is.


   The XSI Curses standard, Issue 4 describes these functions.


   ncurses(3NCURSES), outopts(3NCURSES)



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