cc [flag . . .] file -locurses [library . . .]
int scr_dump(char filename); int scr_restore(char filename); int scr_init(char filename); int scr_set(char filename);
With the scr_restore routine, the virtual screen is set to the contents of filename, which must have been written using scr_dump. The next call to doupdate restores the screen to the way it looked in the dump file.
With the scr_init routine, the contents of filename are read in and used to initialize the curses data structures about what the terminal currently has on its screen. If the data is determined to be valid, curses bases its next update of the screen on this information rather than clearing the screen and starting from scratch. scr_init is used after initscr or a system [see system(3S)] call to share the screen with another process which has done a scr_dump after its endwin call. The data is declared invalid if the time-stamp of the tty is old or the terminfo capabilities rmcup and nrrmc exist.
The scr_set routine is a combination of scr_restore and scr_init. It tells the program that the information in filename is what is currently on the screen, and also what the program wants on the screen. This can be thought of as a screen inheritance function.
To read (write) a window from (to) a file, use the getwin and putwin routines [see curs_util(3ocurses)].
Note that scr_init, scr_set, and scr_restore may be macros.