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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for erruid (opensolaris section 1)

ckuid(1)				  User Commands 				 ckuid(1)

       ckuid, erruid, helpuid, valuid - prompts for and validates a user ID

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

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

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

       /usr/sadm/bin/valuid input

       The  ckuid  utility  prompts  a	user  and validates the response. It defines, among other
       things, a prompt message whose response should be an existing user ID, text for	help  and
       error  messages,  and  a  default  value  (which  are returned if the user responds with a

       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 def-
       inition,  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 ckuid command. They are erruid (which formats
       and displays an error message), helpuid (which formats and displays a help  message),  and
       valuid (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

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

       -p prompt     Defines the prompt message as prompt.

       -Q	     Specifies that quit will not be allowed as a valid response.

       -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

       -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 /etc/passwd.

       The following exit values are returned:

       0    Successful execution.

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

       2    Usage error.

       3    User termination (quit).

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

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


       The default prompt for ckuid is:

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

       The default error message is:

	 ERROR - Please enter the login name of an existing user.

       If the -m option is used, the default error message is:

	 ERROR:  Please enter one of the following login names:  <List>

       The default help message is:

	 Please enter the login name of an existing user.

       If the -m option is used, the default help message is:

	 Please enter one of the following login names:  <List>

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

SunOS 5.11				   14 Sep 1992					 ckuid(1)

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