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gettext - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

gettext - translate message

SYNOPSIS

gettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID]
gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]...

DESCRIPTION

The gettext program translates a natural language message into the user’s language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog.

Display native language translation of a textual message.

TagDescription
-d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
  retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN
-e enable expansion of some escape sequences
-E (ignored for compatibility)
-h, --help display this help and exit
-n suppress trailing newline
-V, --version
  display version information and exit
[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID
  retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from TEXTDOMAIN
If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined from the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is not found in the regular directory, another location can be specified with the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s option the program behaves like the ‘echo’ command. But it does not simply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in the selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory: /usr/share/locale

AUTHOR

Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

gettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gettext programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info gettext
should give you access to the complete manual.

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