1. NAME

msgen - create English message catalog

2. SYNOPSIS

msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

3. 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.

3.1. 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.

3.2. 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 -.

3.3. Input file syntax:

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

3.4. 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
  • --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

3.5. Informative output:

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

4. AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

5. REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to < >.

6. 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.

7. 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.