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NAME

msgexec – process translations of message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msgexec [OPTION] COMMAND [COMMAND-OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

Applies a command to all translations of a translation catalog. The
COMMAND can be any program that reads a translation from standard
input. It is invoked once for each translation. Its output becomes
msgexec’s output. msgexec’s return code is the maximum return code
across all invocations.

A special builtin command called ‘0’ outputs the translation, followed
by a null byte. The output of “msgexec 0” is suitable as input for
“xargs -0”.

Command input:
–newline
add newline at the end of input

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
too.

Input file location:
-i, –input=INPUTFILE
input PO file

-D, –directory=DIRECTORY
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

Input file syntax:
-P, –properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax

–stringtable-input
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

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 msgexec is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and msgexec programs are properly installed at your site,
the command

info msgexec

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.7 December 2015 MSGEXEC(1)