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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for menu_pattern (opensolaris section 3curses)

menu_pattern(3CURSES)					     Curses Library Functions					     menu_pattern(3CURSES)

NAME
menu_pattern, set_menu_pattern - set and get menus pattern match buffer
SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -lmenu -lcurses [ library... ] #include <menu.h> char *menu_pattern(MENU *menu); int set_menu_pattern(MENU *menu, char *pat);
DESCRIPTION
Every menu has a pattern buffer to match entered data with menu items. set_menu_pattern() sets the pattern buffer to pat and tries to find the first item that matches the pattern. If it does, the matching item becomes the current item. If not, the current item does not change. menu_pattern() returns the string in the pattern buffer of menu.
RETURN VALUES
menu_pattern() returns NULL on error. set_menu_pattern() returns one of the following: E_OK The routine returned successfully. E_SYSTEM_ERROR System error. E_BAD_ARGUMENT An incorrect argument was passed to the routine. E_NO_MATCH The character failed to match.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Unsafe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
curses(3CURSES), menus(3CURSES), attributes(5)
NOTES
The header <menu.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and <curses.h>. SunOS 5.11 31 Dec 1996 menu_pattern(3CURSES)