CKYORN(1) User Commands CKYORN(1)


ckyorn, erryorn, helpyorn, valyorn - prompts for and validates yes/no


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

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

/usr/sadm/bin/helpyorn [-W width] [-h help]

/usr/sadm/bin/valyorn input


ckyorn prompts a user and validates the response. It defines, among other
things, a prompt message for a yes or no answer, text for help and error
messages, and a default value (which is returned if the user responds
with a 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 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 ckyorn command. They are
erryorn (which formats and displays an error message), helpyorn (which
formats and displays a help message), and valyorn (which validates a
response). These modules should be used in conjunction with FACE
objects. In this instance, the FACE 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.

-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 as y, yes, or n, no (in any combination of
upper- and lower-case letters).


The following exit values are returned:

Successful execution.

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

Usage error.

User termination (quit).




The default prompt for ckyorn is:

Yes or No [y,n,?,q]:

The default error message is:

ERROR - Please enter yes or no.

The default help message is:

To respond in the affirmative, enter y, yes, Y, or YES.
To respond in the negative, enter n, no, N, or NO.

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

September 14, 1992 CKYORN(1)