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msginit

initialize a message catalog

msginit [OPTION]

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:

-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:

-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:

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

Output details:

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

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

Written by Bruno Haible.

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

Copyright © 2001-2016 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.

The full documentation for msginit is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msginit programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info msginit

should give you access to the complete manual.

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