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The Termcap Library

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1.6.2 Sending Display Commands with Parameters

The termcap library functions tparam and tgoto serve as the analog of printf for terminal string parameters. The newer function tparam is a GNU extension, more general but missing from Unix termcap. The original parameter-encoding function is tgoto, which is preferable for cursor motion. tparam  The general case, for GNU termcap only. tgoto  The special case of cursor motion.

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