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ckyorn(1)                        User Commands                       ckyorn(1)

       ckyorn, erryorn, helpyorn, valyorn - prompts for and validates yes/no

       ckyorn  [-Q] [-W width] [-d default] [-h help] [-e error] [-p prompt] [
       -k pid [-s signal]]

       /usr/sadm/bin/erryorn [-W width] [-e error]

       /usr/sadm/bin/helpyorn [-W width] [-h help]

       /usr/sadm/bin/valyorn input

       ckyorn prompts a user and validates the  response.  It  defines,  among
       other  things,  a  prompt message for a yes or no answer, text for help
       and error messages, and a default value (which is returned if the  user
       responds with a <&lt;RETURN>&gt;).

       All  messages  are limited in length to 70 characters and are formatted
       automatically. Any white space used in the definition  (including  new-
       line) is stripped. The -W option cancels the automatic formatting. When
       a tilde is placed at the beginning or end of a message definition,  the
       default  text  is inserted at that point, allowing both custom text and
       the default text to be displayed.

       If the prompt, help or error message is not defined, the  default  mes-
       sage (as defined under NOTES) is displayed.

       Three  visual  tool  modules are linked to the ckyorn command. They are
       erryorn (which formats and displays an error message), helpyorn  (which
       formats  and  displays  a help message), and valyorn (which validates a
       response). These modules should  be  used  in  conjunction  with   FACE
       objects. In this instance, the  FACE object defines the prompt.

       The following options are supported:

       -d default      Defines  the  default value as default.  The default is
                       not validated and so does not have to meet  any  crite-

       -e error        Defines the error message as error.

       -h help         Defines the help messages as help.

       -k pid          Specifies that process ID pid is to be sent a signal if
                       the user chooses to abort.

       -p prompt       Defines the prompt message as prompt.

       -Q              Specifies that quit will not  be  allowed  as  a  valid

       -s signal       Specifies  that  the process ID pid defined with the -k
                       option is to be sent signal signal when quit is chosen.
                       If no signal is specified, SIGTERM is used.

       -W width        Specifies  that prompt, help and error messages will be
                       formatted to a line length of width.

       The following operand is supported:

       input           Input to be verified as y, yes, or n, no (in any combi-
                       nation of upper- and lower-case letters).

       The following exit values are returned:

       0        Successful execution.

       1        EOF  on  input,  or  negative  width  on  -W option,  or usage

       2        Usage error.

       3        User termination (quit).

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWcsu


       The default prompt for ckyorn is:

       Yes or No [y,n,?,q]:

       The default error message is:

       ERROR - Please enter yes or no.

       The default help message is:

       To respond in the affirmative, enter y, yes, Y, or YES.
       To respond in the negative, enter n, no, N, or NO.

       When  the quit option is chosen (and allowed), q is returned along with
       the return code 3. The valyorn module will not produce any output.   It
       returns  0 for success and non-zero for failure.

SunOS 5.10                        14 Sep 1992                        ckyorn(1)