PDCurses  3.9
About: PDCurses is a multiple platforms curses library implementing most of the functions available in X/Open and System V R4 curses.
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PDCurses Documentation

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Welcome to PDCurses!

PDCurses is an implementation of X/Open curses for multiple platforms. The latest version can be found at:


For changes, see the History file. The main documentation is now in the docs directory.

The core package is in the public domain, but small portions of PDCurses are subject to copyright under various licenses. Each directory contains a README.md file, with a section titled "Distribution Status" which describes the status of the files in that directory.

If you use PDCurses in an application, an acknowledgement would be appreciated, but is not mandatory. If you make corrections or enhancements to PDCurses, please forward them to the current maintainer for the benefit of other users.

This software is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY whatsoever.


PDCurses has been ported to DOS, OS/2, Windows, X11 and SDL. A directory containing the port-specific source files exists for each of these platforms.

Build instructions are in the README.md file for each platform:

Distribution Status

All files in this directory (not including subdirectories) are released to the public domain.


William McBrine wmcbrine@gmail.com