menu_mark(3x) — Linux manual page


menu_mark(3X)                                              menu_mark(3X)

NAME         top

       set_menu_mark, menu_mark - get and set the menu mark string

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <menu.h>

       int set_menu_mark(MENU *menu, const char *mark);
       const char *menu_mark(const MENU *menu);

DESCRIPTION         top

       In order to make menu selections visible on older terminals
       without highlighting or color capability, the menu library marks
       selected items in a menu with a prefix string.

       The function set_menu_mark sets the mark string for the given
       menu.  Calling set_menu_mark with a null menu item will abolish
       the mark string.  Note that changing the length of the mark
       string for a menu while the menu is posted is likely to produce
       unhelpful behavior.

       The default string is "-" (a dash).  Calling set_menu_mark with a
       non-NULL menu argument will change this default.

       The function menu_mark returns the menu's mark string (or NULL if
       there is none).

RETURN VALUE         top

       The function menu_mark returns a pointer (which may be NULL).  It
       does not set errno.

       The function set_menu_mark may return the following error codes:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

            System error occurred (see errno(3)).

SEE ALSO         top

       curses(3X), menu(3X).

NOTES         top

       The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file

PORTABILITY         top

       These routines emulate the System V menu library.  They were not
       supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.

AUTHORS         top

       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by
       Eric S. Raymond.

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