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MENU_PATTERN(3)            Library Functions Manual            MENU_PATTERN(3)

NAME
     menu_pattern, set_menu_pattern -- get or set menu pattern

LIBRARY
     Curses Menu Library (libmenu, -lmenu)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;menu.h>&gt;

     char *
     menu_pattern(MENU *menu);

DESCRIPTION
     The menu_pattern() function returns a pointer to the string that is
     currently in the menu pattern buffer.  The menu pattern buffer can be set
     by calling set_menu_pattern() which will set the pattern buffer to the
     string passed and then attempt to match that string against the names of
     the items in the attached items.

RETURN VALUES
     The functions return one of the following error values:

     E_OK            The function was successful.
     E_SYSTEM_ERROR  There was a system error during the call.
     E_BAD_ARGUMENT  One or more of the arguments passed to the function was
                     incorrect.
     E_NO_MATCH      The character search failed to find a match.

SEE ALSO
     curses(3), menus(3)

NOTES
     The header &lt;menu.h&gt; automatically includes both &lt;curses.h&gt; and &lt;eti.h&gt;.

NetBSD 6.1.5                  September 10, 1999                  NetBSD 6.1.5