msginit man page

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
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

Output details

-l, --locale=LL_CC
set target locale
assume the PO file is automatically generated
use colors and other text attributes always
use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be 'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.
specify CSS style rule file for --color
-p, --properties-output
write out a Java .properties file
write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file
-w, --width=NUMBER
set output page width
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.

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GNU gettext-tools June 2016