ckint, errint, helpint, valint - display  a  prompt;  verify
     and return an integer value


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

     /usr/sadm/bin/errint [-W width] [-b base] [-e error]

     /usr/sadm/bin/helpint [-W width] [-b base] [-h help]

     /usr/sadm/bin/valint [-b base] input


     The  ckint  utility  prompts  a  user,  then  validates  the
     response.  It  defines, among other things, a prompt message
     whose response should be an integer, text for help and error
     messages, and a default value (which will be returned if the
     user responds with a carriage return).

     All messages are limited in length to 70 characters and  are
     formatted automatically. Any white space used in the defini-
     tion (including newline) 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
     will  be  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 message (as defined under NOTES) will be displayed.

     Three visual tool modules are linked to the  ckint  command.
     They  are  errint  (which formats and displays an error mes-
     sage), helpint (which formats and displays a help  message),
     and  valint  (which  validates  a  response).  These modules
     should be used in conjunction  with  FML  objects.  In  this
     instance,  the  FML object defines the prompt.  When base is
     defined in the errint and helpint modules, the messages will
     include the expected base of the input.


     The following options are supported:

     -b base
           Defines the base for input. Must be  2 to  36, default
           is  10.

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

     -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 against base criterion.


     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Successful execution.

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

     3     User termination (quit).


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |




     The default base 10 prompt for ckint is:

     Enter an integer [?,q]:

     The default base 10 error message is:

     ERROR - Please enter an integer.

     The default base 10 help message is:

     Please enter an integer.

     The messages  are  changed  from  "integer"  to  "base  base
     integer" if the base is set to a number other than 10.

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

Man(1) output converted with man2html