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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

set_menu_pattern(3CURSES)

Name

menu_pattern, set_menu_pattern - set and get menus pattern match buffer

Synopsis

cc [ flag... ] file... –lmenu –lcurses [ library... ]
#include <menu.h>



char *menu_pattern(MENU *menu);
int set_menu_pattern(MENU *menu, char *pat);

Description

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.

Return Values

menu_pattern() returns NULL on error. set_menu_pattern() returns one of the following:

E_OK

The routine returned successfully.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR

System error.

E_BAD_ARGUMENT

An incorrect argument was passed to the routine.

E_NO_MATCH

The character failed to match.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level
Unsafe

See Also

curses(3CURSES), menus(3CURSES), attributes(7)

Notes

The header <menu.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and <curses.h>.