[fpc-pascal]Reading the color attributes from the screen

Stefan Becker becker at lufa-sp.vdlufa.de
Tue Aug 21 10:23:44 CEST 2001

is there a way to read this information from
a linux console?

Like a "Get Charater and attribute under Cursor" command.


LUFA Speyer (EDV)
email: becker at lufa-sp.vdlufa.de
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-----Original Message-----
From: fpc-pascal-admin at deadlock.et.tudelft.nl
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Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 5:33 PM
To: fpc-pascal at deadlock.et.tudelft.nl
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal]Reading the color attributes from the screen

> (VGA-)Textmode has the following memory layout:
> Each cell of the screen is represented by two bytes, the first
> is the color attribute the second is the ascii character value.
> The cells are stored one after another in a linear fashion from
> left to right, line by line from top to bottom.
> [snip]

> Should do the trick (everything untested).

Untested, perhaps, but certainly enough for me to see what I was missing.
Thanks for the help...


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