indicator - display application specific alarms  and/or  the
     "working" indicator


     indicator  [  -b  [n]]  [-c column]  [-l length]  [-o]  [-w]


     The indicator function displays application specific  alarms
     or  the  "working"  indicator,  or both, on the  FMLI banner
     line. The argument string is a string to be displayed on the
     banner  line,  and should always be the last argument given.
     Note that string  is  not  automatically  cleared  from  the
     banner line.


     -bn   The -b option rings the terminal bell n times, where n
           is an integer from 1 to 10. The default value is 1. If
           the terminal  has  no  bell,  the  screen  is  flashed
           instead, if possible.

     -c column
           The -c option defines the column of the banner line at
           which  to  start  the  indicator  string. The argument
           column  must be an integer from 0  to  DISPLAYW-1.  If
           the -c option is not used, column defaults to 0 .

     -l length
           The -l option defines the maximum length of the string
           displayed. If string is longer than length characters,
           it will be truncated. The argument length must  be  an
           integer  from  1  to DISPLAYW. If the -l option is not
           used, length defaults to DISPLAYW. Note that if string
           doesn't fit it will be truncated.

     -o    The -o option causes indicator to duplicate its output
           to stdout .

     -w    The -w option turns on the "working" indicator.


     Example 1: A sample output of the indicator command.

     When the value entered in a form field is invalid, the  fol-
     lowing  use  of indicator will ring the bell three times and
     display the word WRONG starting at column 1  of  the  banner

     invalidmsg=`indicator -b 3 -c 1 "WRONG"`

     To clear the indicator after telling the user the  entry  is

     invalidmsg=`indicator -b 9 -c 1 "WRONG"; sleep 3;
             indicator -c 1 "     "`

     In this example the value of invalidmsg (in  this  case  the
     default  value  Input  is  not  valid), still appears on the
     FMLI message line.


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

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



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