CKGID(1) User Commands CKGID(1)


ckgid, errgid, helpgid, valgid - prompts for and validates a group id


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

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

/usr/sadm/bin/helpgid [-W width] [-m] [-h help]

/usr/sadm/bin/valgid input


ckgid prompts a user and validates the response. It defines, among other
things, a prompt message whose response should be an existing group ID,
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 definition (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 ckgid command. They are
errgid (which formats and displays an error message), helpgid (which
formats and displays a help message), and valgid (which validates a
response). These modules should be used in conjunction with FML objects.
In this instance, the FML 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 criteria.

-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.

Displays a list of all groups when help is requested or
when the user makes an error.

-p prompt
Defines the prompt message as prompt.

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 to be verified against /etc/group.


The following exit values are returned:

Successful execution.

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

User termination (quit).




The default prompt for ckgid is:

Enter the name of an existing group [?,q]:

The default error message is:

ERROR: Please enter one of the following group names: [List]

If the -m option of ckgid is used, a list of valid groups is displayed

The default help message is:

ERROR: Please enter one of the following group names: [List]

If the -m option of ckgid is used, a list of valid groups is displayed

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

illumos September 14, 1992 CKGID(1)