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:

-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[.ENCODING]

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

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs in the bug tracker at <https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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 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.

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

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