cktime, errtime, helptime, valtime - display a prompt;  ver-
     ify and return a time of day


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

     /usr/sadm/bin/errtime [-W width] [-e error] [-f format]

     /usr/sadm/bin/helptime [-W width] [-h help] [-f format]

     /usr/sadm/bin/valtime [-f format] input


     The  cktime  utility  prompts  a  user  and  validates   the
     response.  It  defines, among other things, a prompt message
     whose response should be a time, text  for  help  and  error
     messages, and a default value (which is returned if the user
     responds with a <RETURN>). The user response must match  the
     defined format for the time of day.

     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
     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 message (as defined under NOTES) is displayed.

     Three visual tool modules are linked to the cktime  command.
     They  are  errtime (which formats and displays an error mes-
     sage), helptime (which formats and displays a help message),
     and  valtime  (which  validates  a  response). These modules
     should be used in conjunction with   FML  objects.  In  this
     instance,  the FML object defines the prompt. When format is
     defined in the errtime and helptime  modules,  the  messages
     will describe the expected format.


     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 cri-

     -e error
           Defines the error message as error.

     -f format
           Specifies the format against which the input  will  be
           verified. Possible formats and their definitions are:

           %H  =  hour (00 - 23)
           %I  =  hour (00 - 12)
           %M  =  minute (00 - 59)
           %p  =  ante meridian or post meridian
           %r  =  time as %I:%M:%S %p
           %R  =  time as %H:%M (the default format)
           %S  =  seconds (00 - 59)
           %T  =  time as %H:%M:%S

     -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 format criteria.


     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Successful execution.

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

     3     User termination (quit) .
     4     Garbled format argument.


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

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




     The default prompt for cktime is:

     Enter a time of day [?,q]:

     The default error message is:

     ERROR: Please enter the time of day.  Format is <format>.

     The default help message is:

     Please enter the time of day.  Format is <format>.

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

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