msginit man page

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
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

Author

Written by Bruno Haible.

Reporting Bugs

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

Referenced By

scons(1).

June 2016 GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1 GNU