msginit(1)



MSGINIT(1)                            GNU                           MSGINIT(1)

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

       --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 to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://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 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 0.19.8.1         June 2016                        MSGINIT(1)

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