mitem_name(3x) — Linux manual page


mitem_name(3X)                                                mitem_name(3X)

NAME         top

       item_name,  item_description  -  get  menu  item name and description

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <menu.h>
       const char *item_name(const ITEM *item);
       const char *item_description(const ITEM *item);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The function item_name returns the name part of the given item.
       The function item_description returns the description part of the
       given item.

RETURN VALUE         top

       These routines return a pointer (which may be NULL).  They do not set

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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