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msginit - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

msginit - initialize a message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msginit [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

Creates a new PO file, initializing the meta information with values from the user’s environment.

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

Input file location:

TagDescription
-i, --input=INPUTFILE
  input POT file
If no input file is given, the current directory is searched for the POT file. If it is -, standard input is read.

Output file location:

TagDescription
-o, --output-file=FILE
  write output to specified PO file
If no output file is given, it depends on the --locale option or the user’s locale setting. If it is -, the results are written to standard output.

Input file syntax:

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

Output details:

TagDescription
-l, --locale=LL_CC
  set target locale
--no-translator
  assume the PO file is automatically generated
-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

Informative output:

TagDescription
-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 © 2001-2005 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

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

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