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UNIX C equiv. for conio.h

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I'm trying to port my DOS code over to UNIX but the only catch is UNIX doesn't have conio.h...specifically kbhit ()
I need a way to just detect 1 char in the buffer...I'm using read (...) but it doesn't seem to work. Any leads?
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by:ksato
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Wouldn't using getch() work to read off the keyboard and storing it in a buffer.  When getch() returns can't you assume something fresh is in the buffer to be read?
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The getch() is only supported by DOS & OS/2.
Under Unix, you can use the getchar() like this :
#include <stdio.h>
main()
{
int ch;
ch = getchar();
}

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by:ozo
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There is a getch() in unix, under
#include <curses.h>
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