determine position or length of a field in a form
fmlmax [-c column] [-l] field1 ... fieldn
The fmlmax command determines the position of a field on the screen
after having determined the longest of the fields specified by the arguments
field1 to fieldn. Fields are input as strings between "".
Normally, fmlmax would be used when
re-designing forms that have been described with the autolayout descriptor
set to TRUE.
The fmlmax command can be alternatively used to determine
the longest among a number of fields.
The available options are as follows:
If -c is specified, the column in which the fields start must be
indicated in the variable column.
The fmlmax utility would then
calculate the beginning column on the basis of the following formula:
column + length_of_longest_field + 1.
If -l is specified, fmlmax is to calculate
the length of the longest field among field1 to fieldn.
To invoke fmlmax:
fmlmax -c 4 "abc" "abcdefgh" "a"
In this case fmlmax will return 13 as the beginning column of the input
field after "abc", "abcdefgh" and "a".
To invoke fmlmax with the -l option:
fmlmax -l "abc"
the return value of fmlmax will be 3.
The -c and -l options
cannot be used together.
If fmlmax is called without any option, the default for the beginning
column of field1 to field will be 1.
If fmlmax is used without arguments the fmli will flash the
fmlmax: wrong number of arguments
and then will continue with the interpretation of the description file.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004