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MSGEXEC

Section: GNU (1)
Updated: November 2006
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NAME

msgexec - process translations of message catalog  

SYNOPSIS

msgexec [OPTION] COMMAND [COMMAND-OPTION]  

DESCRIPTION

Applies a command to all translations of a translation catalog. The COMMAND can be any program that reads a translation from standard input. It is invoked once for each translation. Its output becomes msgexec's output. msgexec's return code is the maximum return code across all invocations.

A special builtin command called '0' outputs the translation, followed by a null byte. The output of "msgexec 0" is suitable as input for "xargs -0".

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.  

Input file location:

-i, --input=INPUTFILE
input PO file
-D, --directory=DIRECTORY
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.  

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax
 

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 © 2001-2006 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 ALSO

The full documentation for msgexec is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgexec programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgexec

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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AUTHOR
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SEE ALSO




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