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MSGEN(1) GNU MSGEN(1)

NAME

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 speci‐
fied 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=CATALOG

NAME

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 .

COPRYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+:
GNU GPL version 3 or later
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 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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.7 December 2015 MSGEN(1)