msginit(1) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

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
-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>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2004 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 msginit is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msginit programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msginit

should give you access to the complete manual.