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     ckkeywd - prompts for and validates a keyword

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

     ckkeywd prompts  a  user  and  validates  the  response.  It
     defines, among other things, a prompt message whose response
     should be one  of a list of  keywords,  text  for  help  and
     error  messages, and a default value (which will be returned
     if the user responds with a carriage  return).   The  answer
     returned  from  this  command  must match one of the defined
     list of keywords.

     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.

     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.

     -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:

     keyword         Defines the keyword, or  list  of  keywords,
                     against which the answer will be verified.

     The following exit values are returned:

     0        Successful execution.

     1        EOF on input, or negative width on -W option, or no
              keywords from which to choose, 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 ckkeywd is:

     Enter appropriate value [keyword,[...],?,q]:

     The default error message is:

     ERROR: Please enter one of the following keywords: keyword,[...],q

     The default help message is:


     When the quit option is chosen (and allowed), q is  returned
     along with the return code 3.

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