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Sysfunc Reference Guide - User interaction

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ask

Ask a question to the user

Arguments

$1 Question

Returns

Always 0

Displays

message to stderr, answer to stdout

yn_question

Asks a 'yes/no' question, gets answer, and return yes/no code

Works at least for questions in english, french, and german : Accepts 'Y', 'O', and 'J' for 'yes' (upper or lowercase), and anything different is considered as 'no'

If the $sf_forceyes environment variable is set, the user is not asked and the 'yes' code is returned.

Arguments

$1 Question string

Returns

0 for 'yes', 1 for 'no'

Displays

Question and typed answer if $sf_forceyes not set, nothing if $sf_forceyes is set.

 

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