msgen



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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:
       -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

       --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>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2001-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


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 0.14.3          March 2005                          MSGEN(1)

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