msginit



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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 © 2001-2005 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 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.



GNU gettext-tools 0.14.3          March 2005                        MSGINIT(1)

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