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       menus - character based menus package

       #include <menu.h>

       The  menu  library  is  built using the curses library, and any program
       using menus routines must call one of the  curses  initialization  rou‐
       tines, such as initscr. A program using these routines must be compiled
       with -lmenu and -lcurses on the cc command line.

       The menus package gives the applications programmer a terminal-indepen‐
       dent method of creating and customizing menus for user interaction. The
       menus package includes: item routines, which are	 used  to  create  and
       customize  menu	items; and menu routines, which are used to create and
       customize menus, assign pre- and post-processing routines, and  display
       and interact with menus.

   Current Default Values for Item Attributes
       The  menus  package establishes initial current default values for item
       attributes. During item initialization, each item attribute is assigned
       the current default value for that attribute. An application can change
       or retrieve a current default attribute value by calling the  appropri‐
       ate set or retrieve routine with a NULL item pointer. If an application
       changes a current default item attribute value, subsequent  items  cre‐
       ated  using  new_item()	will have the new default attribute value. The
       attributes of previously created items are not  changed	if  a  current
       default attribute value is changed.

   Routine Name Index
       The following table lists each menus routine and the name of the manual
       page on which it is described.

       Menus Routine Name     Manual Page Name
       current_item	    menu_item_current(3X)
       free_item	    menu_item_new(3X)
       free_menu	    menu_new(3X)
       item_count	    menu_items(3X)
       item_description	    menu_item_name(3X)
       item_index	    menu_item_current(3X)
       item_init	    menu_hook(3X)
       item_name	    menu_item_name(3X)
       item_opts	    menu_item_opts(3X)
       item_opts_off	    menu_item_opts(3X)
       item_opts_on	    menu_item_opts(3X)
       item_term	    menu_hook(3X)
       item_userptr	    menu_item_userptr(3X)
       item_value	    menu_item_value(3X)
       item_visible	    menu_item_visible(3X)
       menu_back	    menu_attributes(3X)
       menu_driver	    menu_driver(3X)
       menu_fore	    menu_attributes(3X)
       menu_format	    menu_format(3X)
       menu_grey	    menu_attributes(3X)
       menu_init	    menu_hook(3X)

       menu_items	    menu_items(3X)
       menu_mark	    menu_mark(3X)
       menu_opts	    menu_opts(3X)
       menu_opts_off	    menu_opts(3X)
       menu_opts_on	    menu_opts(3X)
       menu_pad		    menu_attributes(3X)
       menu_pattern	    menu_pattern(3X)
       menu_sub		    menu_win(3X)
       menu_term	    menu_hook(3X)
       menu_userptr	    menu_userptr(3X)
       menu_win		    menu_win(3X)
       new_item		    menu_item_new(3X)
       new_menu		    menu_new(3X)
       pos_menu_cursor	    menu_cursor(3X)
       post_menu	    menu_post(3X)
       scale_menu	    menu_win(3X)
       set_current_item	    menu_item_current(3X)
       set_item_init	    menu_hook(3X)
       set_item_opts	    menu_item_opts(3X)
       set_item_term	    menu_hook(3X)
       set_item_userptr	    menu_item_userptr(3X)
       set_item_value	    menu_item_value(3X)
       set_menu_back	    menu_attributes(3X)
       set_menu_fore	    menu_attributes(3X)
       set_menu_format	    menu_format(3X)
       set_menu_grey	    menu_attributes(3X)
       set_menu_init	    menu_hook(3X)
       set_menu_items	    menu_items(3X)
       set_menu_mark	    menu_mark(3X)
       set_menu_opts	    menu_opts(3X)
       set_menu_pad	    menu_attributes(3X)
       set_menu_pattern	    menu_pattern(3X)
       set_menu_sub	    menu_win(3X)
       set_menu_term	    menu_hook(3X)
       set_menu_userptr	    menu_userptr(3X)
       set_menu_win	    menu_win(3X)
       set_top_row	    menu_item_current(3X)
       top_row		    menu_item_current(3X)
       unpost_menu	    menu_post(3X)

       Routines that return pointers always return  NULL  on  error.  Routines
       that return an integer return one of the following:

			    The routine returned successfully.

			    System error.

			    An incorrect argument was passed to the routine.

			    The menu is already posted.

			    One or more items are already connected to another

			    The routine was called from an  initialization  or
			    termination function.

			    The menu does not fit within its subwindow.

			    The menu has not been posted.

			    An unknown request was passed to the menu driver.

			    The character failed to match.

			    The item cannot be selected.

			    No items are connected to the menu.

			    The menu driver could not process the request.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │MT-Level       │ Unsafe		 │

       curses(3CURSES), attributes(5)

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

				 Dec 31, 1996			MENUS(3CURSES)

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