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Library project
Developer Zeyd Ben-Halim, Eric S. Raymond, Juergen Pfeifer, Thomas Dickey
Released 1993 (1.8.1)
Updated Apr 04 2011 (5.9)
Status Stable
Licensing MIT
P. Language C, Ada
Platforms Unix, Linux
Official site of NCurses

NCurses is the default curses text-mode screen handling library on the Linux platform. It started as a spin-off from Pavel Curtis' pcurses library.

As an extension to the standard curses functions, NCurses offers a form and menu library which allows to create advanced user interfaces.

NCurses offers support for 256-color terminals.