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CKTIME(1)							     CKTIME(1)

       cktime,	errtime,  helptime,  valtime  -	 display  a prompt; verify and
       return a time of day

       cktime [-Q] [-W width] [-f format] [-d default] [-h help]
	    [-e error] [-p prompt] [-k pid [-s signal]]

       /usr/sadm/bin/errtime [-W width] [-e error] [-f format]

       /usr/sadm/bin/helptime [-W width] [-h help] [-f format]

       /usr/sadm/bin/valtime [-f format] input

       The cktime utility prompts  a  user  and	 validates  the	 response.  It
       defines,	 among other things, a prompt message whose response should be
       a time, text for help and error messages, and a default value (which is
       returned	 if  the  user responds with a RETURN). The user response must
       match the defined format for the time of day.

       All messages are limited in length to 70 characters and	are  formatted
       automatically.  Any  white space used in the definition (including NEW‐
       LINE) 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 is 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 mes‐
       sage (as defined under NOTES) is displayed.

       Three visual tool modules are linked to the cktime  command.  They  are
       errtime	(which formats and displays an error message), helptime (which
       formats and displays a help message), and valtime  (which  validates  a
       response).  These  modules  should  be  used  in	 conjunction with  FML
       objects. In this instance, the FML object defines the prompt. When for‐
       mat  is	defined in the errtime and helptime modules, the messages will
       describe the expected format.

       The following options are supported:

       -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.

       -f format
		     Specifies the format against which the input will be ver‐
		     ified. Possible formats and their definitions are:

		       %H  =  hour (00 - 23)
		       %I  =  hour (00 - 12)
		       %M  =  minute (00 - 59)
		       %p  =  ante meridian or post meridian
		       %r  =  time as %I:%M:%S %p
		       %R  =  time as %H:%M (the default format)
		       %S  =  seconds (00 - 59)
		       %T  =  time as %H:%M:%S

       -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.

		     Specifies	that  quit  will  not  be  allowed  as a valid

       -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  messages  will  be
		     formatted to a line length of width.

       The following operand is supported:

		Input to be verified against format criteria.

       The following exit values are returned:

	    Successful execution.

	    EOF on input, or negative width on	-W option,  or usage error .

	    User termination (quit) .

	    Garbled format argument.


       The default prompt for cktime is:

	 Enter a time of day [?,q]:

       The default error message is:

	 ERROR: Please enter the time of day.  Format is <format>.

       The default help message is:

	 Please enter the time of day.	Format is <format>.

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

				 Sep 14, 1992			     CKTIME(1)

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