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     ckint, errint, helpint, valint - display  a  prompt;  verify
     and return an integer value

     ckint [-Q] [-W width] [-b base]  [-d default]  [-h help]  [-
     e error] [-p prompt] [ -k pid [-s signal]]

     /usr/sadm/bin/errint [-W width] [-b base] [-e error]

     /usr/sadm/bin/helpint [-W width] [-b base] [-h help]

     /usr/sadm/bin/valint [-b base] input

     The  ckint  utility  prompts  a  user,  then  validates  the
     response.  It  defines, among other things, a prompt message
     whose response should be an integer, 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  ckint  command.
     They  are  errint  (which formats and displays an error mes-
     sage), helpint (which formats and displays a help  message),
     and  valint  (which  validates  a  response).  These modules
     should be used in conjunction  with  FML  objects.  In  this
     instance,  the  FML object defines the prompt.  When base is
     defined in the errint and helpint modules, the messages will
     include the expected base of the input.

     The following options are supported:

     -b base         Defines the base for input. Must  be   2  to
                     36, default is  10.

     -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:

     input           Input to be verified against base criterion.

     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 base 10 prompt for ckint is:

     Enter an integer [?,q]:

     The default base 10 error message is:

     ERROR - Please enter an integer.

     The default base 10 help message is:

     Please enter an integer.

     The messages  are  changed  from  "integer"  to  "base  base
     integer" if the base is set to a number other than 10.

     When the quit option is chosen (and allowed), q is  returned
     along  with  the  return  code 3. The valint module will not
     produce any output.  It returns  0 for success and  non-zero
     for failure.

Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.