rpmatch

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       int rpmatch(const char *response);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       rpmatch(): _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       rpmatch() handles a user response to yes or no questions, with  support
       for internationalization.

       response  should be a null-terminated string containing a user-supplied
       response, perhaps obtained with fgets(3) or getline(3).

       The user's language preference is taken into account per  the  environ-
       ment variables LANG, LC_MESSAGES, and LC_ALL, if the program has called
       setlocale(3) to effect their changes.

       Regardless of the locale, responses matching ^[Yy] are always  accepted
       as  affirmative,  and those matching ^[Nn] are always accepted as nega-
       tive.

RETURN VALUE
       After examining response, rpmatch() returns 0 for a recognized negative
       response  ("no"),  1 for a recognized positive response ("yes"), and -1
       when the value of response is unrecognized.

ERRORS
       A return value of -1 may indicate either  an  invalid  input,  or  some
       other  error.   It  is  incorrect  to  only test if the return value is
       nonzero.

       rpmatch() can fail for any of the reasons that regcomp(3) or regexec(3)
       can  fail;  the  cause of the error is not available from errno or any-
       where else, but indicates a failure of the regex engine (but this  case
       is indistinguishable from that of an unrecognized value of response).

ATTRIBUTES
       For   an   explanation   of   the  terms  used  in  this  section,  see
       attributes(7).

       +----------+---------------+----------------+
       |Interface | Attribute     | Value          |
       +----------+---------------+----------------+
       |rpmatch() | Thread safety | MT-Safe locale |
       +----------+---------------+----------------+

CONFORMING TO
       rpmatch() is not required by any standard, but is available  on  a  few
       other systems.

BUGS
       #include <locale.h>
       #include <stdlib.h>
       #include <string.h>
       #include <stdio.h>

       int
       main(int argc, char *argv[])
       {
           if (argc != 2 || strcmp(argv[1], "--help") == 0) {
               fprintf(stderr, "%s response\n", argv[0]);
               exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
           }

           setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
           printf("rpmatch() returns: %d\n", rpmatch(argv[1]));
           exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
       }

SEE ALSO
       fgets(3), getline(3), nl_langinfo(3), regcomp(3), setlocale(3)

COLOPHON
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