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addsev(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 						addsev(3C)

addsev - define additional severities
#include <pfmt.h> int addsev(int int_val, const char *string);
The addsev() function defines additional severities for use in subsequent calls to pfmt(3C) or lfmt(3C). It associates an integer value int_val in the range [5-255] with a character string, overwriting any previous string association between int_val and string. If int_val is OR-ed with the flags argument passed to subsequent calls to pfmt() or lfmt(), string will be used as severity. Passing a null string removes the severity.
Upon successful completion, addsev() returns 0. Otherwise it returns-1.
Only the standard severities are automatically displayed for the locale in effect at runtime. An application must provide the means for displaying locale-specific versions of add-on severities. Add-on severities are only effective within the applications defining them.
Example 1 Example of addsev() function. The following example #define Panic 5 setlabel("APPL"); setcat("my_appl"); addsev(Panic, gettxt(":26", "PANIC")); /* ... */ lfmt(stderr, MM_SOFT|MM_APPL|PANIC, ":12:Cannot locate database\n"); will display the message to stderr and forward to the logging service APPL: PANIC: Cannot locate database
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
gettxt(3C), lfmt(3C), pfmt(3C), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 29 Dec 1996 addsev(3C)