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MSGEXEC(1) User Commands MSGEXEC(1)

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".

Command input:

add newline at the end of input

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

Input file location:

input PO file
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:

input file is in Java .properties syntax
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

Informative output:

display this help and exit
output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2020 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.

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.

June 2024 GNU gettext-tools 0.21