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Manual Reference Pages  -  MSGEN (1)

NAME

msgen - create English message catalog

CONTENTS

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SYNOPSIS

msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

DESCRIPTION

Creates an English translation catalog. The input file is the last created English PO file, or a PO Template file (generally created by xgettext). Untranslated entries are assigned a translation that is identical to the msgid.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

    Input file location:

INPUTFILE
  input PO or POT file
-D, --directory=DIRECTORY
  add DIRECTORY to list for input files search
If input file is -, standard input is read.

    Output file location:

-o, --output-file=FILE
  write output to specified file
The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -.

    Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
  input file is in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
  input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

    Output details:

--lang=CATALOGNAME
  set ’Language’ field in the header entry
--color use colors and other text attributes always
--color=WHEN
  use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be ’always’, ’never’, ’auto’, or ’html’.
--style=STYLEFILE
  specify CSS style rule file for --color
-e, --no-escape
  do not use C escapes in output (default)
-E, --escape
  use C escapes in output, no extended chars
--force-po
  write PO file even if empty
-i, --indent
  indented output style
--no-location
  suppress ’#: filename:line’ lines
-n, --add-location
  preserve ’#: filename:line’ lines (default)
--strict
  strict Uniforum output style
-p, --properties-output
  write out a Java .properties file
--stringtable-output
  write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file
-w, --width=NUMBER
  set output page width
--no-wrap do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several lines
-s, --sort-output
  generate sorted output
-F, --sort-by-file
  sort output by file location

    Informative output:

-h, --help display this help and exit
-V, --version
  output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for msgen is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgen programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgen
should give you access to the complete manual.
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