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     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 defini-
     tion (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 mes-
     sage), 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.

     -m              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.

     -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 used.

     -W width        Specifies that prompt, help and  error  mes-
                     sages  will be formatted to a line length of

     The following operand is supported:

     input           Input to be verified against /etc/group.

     The following exit values are returned:

     0        Successful execution.

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

     3        User termination (quit).

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

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


     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 here.

     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 here.

     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.

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