text as part of a formatted error message on stderr
(or on system console).
text must be quoted as a single argument.
fmtmsg is used in shell scripts to print messages in a standard
format. Messages display as follows:
You can define the MSGVERB variable to select which parts of the message to print. Each part is described with the options below.
A string describing the first action to take in recovering the error.
The string "TO FIX:" precedes the
The source of the problem, where
source is one of
hard (hardware), soft (software), or firm (firmware).
Identify the message source with a text
label, often of the form
How serious the condition is.
severity is one of halt,
error, warn, or info.
Another string identifier for the message.
Classify the message as one or more
types (separated by commas).
types can be one of the keywords appl, util, or opsys
(meaning that the problem comes respectively from an application, utility,
or the kernel), either of the keywords recov or nrecov
(application will or won't recover), print
(message displays on
stderr), and console
(message displays on system console).