ncurses (new curses) is a free software emulation of curses in System V Rel 4.0 (and above). It uses terminfo format, supports pads, colors, multiple highlights, form characters and function key mapping. Because of the interactive nature of this library, it will be of little use for writing Web applications, but may be useful when writing scripts meant using PHP from the command line.
This extension is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this extension—including the names of its functions and any other documentation surrounding this extension—may change without notice in a future release of PHP. This extension should be used at your own risk.
Ncurses is available for the following platforms:
Digital Unix (aka OSF1)
Note: This extension has been moved to the » PECL repository and is no longer bundled with PHP as of PHP 6.0.0