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msginit (1)

Name

msginit - initialize a message catalog

Synopsis

msginit [OPTION]

Description

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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[.ENCODING]
              set target locale

       --no-translator
              assume the PO file is automatically generated

       --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

       -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    in    the    bug    tracker    at     <https://savan-
       nah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2001-2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | text/gnu-gettext |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+

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.



NOTES
       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source   was   downloaded   from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/get-
       text-0.20.1.tar.xz.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext.



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