Dan Gookin's Guide to Ncurses Programming eBook cover

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This page supports my eBook Dan Gookin's Guide to Ncurses Programming. It's available in Kindle eBook format as well as paperback.

For support on the earlier print book, The Programmer's Guide to Nurses, click here.

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Supplemental Information

* Here is a link to a page on using Python with Ncurses courtesy of the Npyscreen python widget library and application framework.

* A JavaScript binding to Ncurses had been implemented on top of the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine (used by Mozilla/Firefox). Using this binding makes it easier and faster to write Ncurses apps in JavaScript, as well as having several advantages over using C. Check it out at:

Other Resources

GNU NCurses web page - How to get NCurses, options, features, and so on.

Thomas Dickey's NCurses FAQ - General questions about NCurses itself, plus a few links to some How-Tos.