ncurses/6.4

The ncurses (new curses) library is a free software emulation of curses in System V Release 4.0 (SVr4), and more
Recipe info
X11
2023-11-22

Available packages
Linux
Windows
macOS
macOS Apple Silicon

Install
Add the following line to your conanfile.txt:
[requires]
ncurses/6.4

Using ncurses

Note

If you are new with Conan, we recommend to read the section how to consume packages.

If you need additional assistance, please ask a question in the Conan Center Index repository.

Simplest use case consuming this recipe and assuming CMake as your local build tool:

[requires]
ncurses/6.4
[generators]
CMakeDeps
CMakeToolchain
[layout]
cmake_layout
from conan import ConanFile
from conan.tools.cmake import cmake_layout


class ExampleRecipe(ConanFile):
    settings = "os", "compiler", "build_type", "arch"
    generators = "CMakeDeps", "CMakeToolchain"

    def requirements(self):
        self.requires("ncurses/6.4")

    def layout(self):
        cmake_layout(self)

Now, you can run this Conan command to locally install (and build if necessary) this recipe and its dependencies (if any):

$ conan install conanfile.txt --build=missing

Useful information to take into account to consume this library:


These are the main declared targets:

  • CMake package name(s): Curses
  • CMake target name(s): Curses::Curses
  • form => ncurses::form
    menu => ncurses::menu
    panel => ncurses::panel
    tinfo => ncurses::tinfo
    ticlib => ncurses::ticlib
    curses++ => ncurses::curses++
    libcurses => ncurses::libcurses
    
  • pkg-config file name(s): ncurses.pc
  • form => formw.pc
    menu => menuw.pc
    panel => panelw.pc
    tinfo => tinfow.pc
    ticlib => ticw.pc
    curses++ => ncurses++w.pc
    libcurses => ncursesw.pc
    

A simple use case using the CMake file name and the global target:

# ...
find_package(Curses REQUIRED)
# ...
target_link_libraries(YOUR_TARGET Curses::Curses)

These are all the available headers. Some of these ones might be non-public; make sure of it by visiting the ncurses homepage listed above:

#include "ncursesw/curses.h"
#include "ncursesw/cursesapp.h"
#include "ncursesw/cursesf.h"
#include "ncursesw/cursesm.h"
#include "ncursesw/cursesp.h"
#include "ncursesw/cursesw.h"
#include "ncursesw/cursslk.h"
#include "ncursesw/eti.h"
#include "ncursesw/etip.h"
#include "ncursesw/form.h"
#include "ncursesw/menu.h"
#include "ncursesw/nc_tparm.h"
#include "ncursesw/ncurses.h"
#include "ncursesw/ncurses_dll.h"
#include "ncursesw/panel.h"
#include "ncursesw/term.h"
#include "ncursesw/term_entry.h"
#include "ncursesw/termcap.h"
#include "ncursesw/tic.h"
#include "ncursesw/unctrl.h"