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NAMEgettext - translate message
SYNOPSISgettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID]
gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]...
DESCRIPTIONThe gettext program translates a natural language message into the user's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog.
Display native language translation of a textual message.
- -d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
- retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN
- enable expansion of some escape sequences
- (ignored for compatibility)
- -h, --help
- display this help and exit
- suppress trailing newline
- -V, --version
- display version information and exit
- [TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID
- retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from TEXTDOMAIN
If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined from the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is not found in the regular directory, another location can be specified with the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s option the program behaves like the `echo' command. But it does not simply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in the selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory: /usr/share/locale
AUTHORWritten by Ulrich Drepper.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2006 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 ALSOThe full documentation for gettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gettext programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info gettext
should give you access to the complete manual.