menu_pattern - get and set a menu's pattern buffer
int set_menu_pattern(MENU *menu, const char *pattern);
char *menu_pattern(const MENU *menu);
Every menu has an associated pattern match buffer. As input events
that are printable ASCII characters come in, they are appended to this
match buffer and tested for a match, as described in menu_driver(3X).
The function set_menu_pattern sets the pattern buffer for the given
menu and tries to find the first matching item. If it succeeds, that
item becomes current; if not, the current item does not change.
The function menu_pattern returns the pattern buffer of the given menu.
The function menu_pattern returns NULL on error. The function
set_menu_pattern may return the following error codes:
E_OK The routine succeeded.
System error occurred (see errno).
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
Character failed to match.
SEE ALSOcurses(3X), menu(3X).
The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file
These routines emulate the System V menu library. They were not sup‐
ported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S.