msgen man page

msgen — create English message catalog

Synopsis

msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

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.

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.

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 -.

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

--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

-n, --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

Informative output

-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>.

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.

Info

June 2016 GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1