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Date:      Fri, 7 Oct 2011 09:18:57 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Gary Kline <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: OT: how to tell when i've hit a Fn key?
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On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 15:41:17 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> I've got a 103-key keyboard.  most  of them produce the right WAV
> file.  i was having some trouble with the arrow key, but think i've
> found a resolution.  next are the Function key, F1 to F12. 
> anybody on-list familiar with curses and can help me  with this?
> right now, most of the function keys output 4 clicks [!].  

Capturing PF keys is very easy with ncurses.
The macro KEY_F(n), n=1..12, can be checked
as the result of the getch() function. The
other "special keys" also have such macros
assigned. You can find them in the header
file /usr/local/include/ncurses/ncurses.h
around line 1400.

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