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|man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library|
- set and get menus pattern match buffer
cc [ flag... ] file... -lmenu -lcurses [ library... ] #include <menu.h> char *menu_pattern(MENU *menu);
int set_menu_pattern(MENU *menu, char *pat);
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.
menu_pattern() returns NULL on error. set_menu_pattern() returns one of the following:
The routine returned successfully.
An incorrect argument was passed to the routine.
The character failed to match.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The header <menu.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and <curses.h>.