SysGetMessageX (Unix only)

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Retrieves a message from a specific set of Unix catalog file and replaces the placeholder %s with the text you specify. SysGetMessageX can replace up to 9 placeholders.

This utility is implemented for Unix only. Do not use it for platform-independent programs.

To create catalog files, consult your system documentation.



The message set.


The message number.


The name of the catalog file containing the message. The default message catalog is SysGetMessageX searches along the NLSPATH or uses the absolute path name.


The test for a placeholder (%) in the message. The message can contain up to 9 placeholders. You must specify as many strings as there are placeholders in the message.


/* sample code segment using SysGetMessage */
msg = SysGetMessageX(1, 485, "", foo)
say msg
/*** Output ***/
Class "foo" not found.