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Re: under ncurses, mouse events come as escape codes

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: under ncurses, mouse events come as escape codes
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 16:20:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Adam H. Peterson wrote:

I apologize if this is off-topic for this group. I'm having difficulty finding a forum to ask help in using ncurses, so here goes....

I'm having difficulty reading mouse events under NCurses. Instead of receiving KEY_MOUSE from getch(), I'm getting escape codes. For example, this program:

Is there anything I'm doing wrong?

perhaps $TERM isn't set properly (even though gnome-terminal hardcodes
"xterm" rather than "gnome" ;-).  ncurses is looking for "xterm" embedded
in the $TERM name, or kmous matching xterm's string in the corresponding
terminfo description.

Thomas E. Dickey

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