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fmli


NAME
     fmli - invoke FMLI

SYNOPSIS
     fmli       [-a alias_file]       [-c command_file]        [-
     i initialization_file] filename...

DESCRIPTION
     The fmli command invokes the Form and Menu  Language  Inter-
     preter  and  opens  the  frame(s)  specified by the filename
     argument. The filename argument is the pathname of the  ini-
     tial  frame  definition  file(s), and must follow the naming
     convention Menu.xxx, Form.xxx, or Text.xxx for a menu,  form
     or  text  frame  respectively,  where xxx is any string that
     conforms to  UNIX system file naming conventions. The   FMLI
     descriptor lifetime will be ignored for all frames opened by
     argument to fmli.  These frames have a lifetime of  immortal
     by default.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported:

     -a alias_file           If -a is  specified,  alias_file  is
                             the  name  of  a file which contains
                             lines of  the  form  alias=pathname.
                             Thereafter,  $alias  can  be used in
                             definition files to simplify  refer-
                             ences  to  objects  or  devices with
                             lengthy  pathnames, or to  define  a
                             search  path  (similar  to  $PATH in
                             the UNIX system shell).



     -c command_file         If -c is specified, command_file  is
                             the  name of a file in which default
                             FMLI commands can be  disabled,  and
                             new   application-specific  commands
                             can  be  defined.  The  contents  of
                             command_file  are  reflected  in the
                             FMLI Command Menu.



     -i initialization_file  If      -i       is       specified,
                             initialization_file is the name of a
                             file in which the following  charac-
                             teristics  of  the  application as a
                             whole can be specified:

                             -               A  transient  intro-
                                             ductory        frame
                                             displaying   product
                                             information




                             -               A banner, its  posi-
                                             tion, and other ele-
                                             ments of the  banner
                                             line



                             -               Color attributes for
                                             all  elements of the
                                             screen



                             -               Screen Labeled  Keys
                                             (SLKs)   and   their
                                             layout    on     the
                                             screen.




EXAMPLES
     Example 1: Examples of the fmli command.

     To invoke fmli:

     example% fmli Menu.start

     where Menu.start is an example of filename  named  according
     to  the  file  name  conventions  for  menu definition files
     explained above.

     To invoke fmli and name an initialization file:

     example% fmli -i init.myapp Menu.start

     where init.myapp is an example of initialization_file.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
  Variables
     LOADPFK         Leaving  this  environment  variable   unset
                     tells  FMLI,  for certain terminals like the
                     AT&T  5620  and   630,   to   download   its
                     equivalent  character  sequences  for  using
                     function keys into the terminal's  programm-
                     able  function keys, wiping out any settings
                     the user may already have set in  the  func-
                     tion   keys.   Setting   LOADPFK=NO  in  the
                     environment will prevent this downloading.



     COLUMNS         Can be used to override  the  width  of  the
                     logical  screen defined for the terminal set
                     in TERM. For  terminals  with  a  132-column
                     mode,  for  example, invoking  FMLI with the
                     line


                     COLUMNS=132 fmli frame-file


                     will allow this wider  screen  width  to  be
                     used.



     LINES           Can be used to override the  length  of  the
                     logical  screen defined for the terminal set
                     in TERM.



FILES
     /usr/bin/fmli


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

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     vsig(1F), attributes(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
     If filename is  not  supplied  to  the  fmli  command,  fmli
     returns the message:

          Initial object must be specified.


     If filename does not exist or is not readable, fmli  returns
     an  error  message and exits. The example command line above
     returns the following message and exits:

          Can't open object "Menu.start"


     If filename exists, but does not start with one of the three
     correct  object  names  (Menu., Form., or Text.) or if it is
     named correctly but does not contain the proper  data,  fmli
     starts  to build the screen by putting out the screen labels
     for function keys, after which it flashes the message:

          I do not recognize that kind of object


     and then exits.










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