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Linux 2.6 - man page for pygettext (linux section 1)

PYGETTEXT(1)									     PYGETTEXT(1)

NAME
       pygettext - Python equivalent of xgettext(1)

SYNOPSIS
       pygettext [OPTIONS] INPUTFILE ...

DESCRIPTION
       pygettext  is deprecated. The current version of xgettext supports many languages, includ-
       ing Python.

       pygettext uses Python's standard tokenize module to scan Python	source	code,  generating
       .pot  files  identical to what GNU xgettext generates for C and C++ code.  From there, the
       standard GNU tools can be used.

       pygettext searches only for _() by default, even though GNU xgettext recognizes	the  fol-
       lowing keywords: gettext, dgettext, dcgettext, and gettext_noop. See the -k/--keyword flag
       below for how to augment this.

OPTIONS
       -a, --extract-all
	      Extract all strings.

       -d, --default-domain=NAME
	      Rename the default output file from messages.pot to name.pot.

       -E, --escape
	      Replace non-ASCII characters with octal escape sequences.

       -D, --docstrings
	      Extract module, class, method, and function docstrings.  These do not  need  to  be
	      wrapped  in  _()	markers,  and  in fact cannot be for Python to consider them doc-
	      strings. (See also the -X option).

       -h, --help
	      Print this help message and exit.

       -k, --keyword=WORD
	      Keywords to look for in addition to the default set, which are: _

	      You can have multiple -k flags on the command line.

       -K, --no-default-keywords
	      Disable the default set of keywords (see above).	 Any  keywords	explicitly  added
	      with the -k/--keyword option are still recognized.

       --no-location
	      Do not write filename/lineno location comments.

       -n, --add-location
	      Write  filename/lineno  location comments indicating where each extracted string is
	      found in the source.  These lines appear before each msgid.  The style of  comments
	      is controlled by the -S/--style option.  This is the default.

       -o, --output=FILENAME
	      Rename  the  default output file from messages.pot to FILENAME.  If FILENAME is `-'
	      then the output is sent to standard out.

       -p, --output-dir=DIR
	      Output files will be placed in directory DIR.

       -S, --style=STYLENAME
	      Specify which style to use for location comments.  Two styles are supported:

	      o   Solaris   # File: filename, line: line-number

	      o   GNU	    #: filename:line

	      The style name is case insensitive.  GNU style is the default.

       -v, --verbose
	      Print the names of the files being processed.

       -V, --version
	      Print the version of pygettext and exit.

       -w, --width=COLUMNS
	      Set width of output to columns.

       -x, --exclude-file=FILENAME
	      Specify a file that contains a list of strings that are not be extracted	from  the
	      input  files.   Each  string  to be excluded must appear on a line by itself in the
	      file.

       -X, --no-docstrings=FILENAME
	      Specify a file that contains a list of files (one per line) that	should	not  have
	      their  docstrings extracted.  This is only useful in conjunction with the -D option
	      above.

       If `INPUTFILE' is -, standard input is read.

BUGS
       pygettext attempts to be option and feature compatible with GNU xgettext where ever possi-
       ble.   However  some  options are still missing or are not fully implemented.  Also, xget-
       text's use of command line switches with option arguments is broken, and in  these  cases,
       pygettext just defines additional switches.

AUTHOR
       pygettext is written by Barry Warsaw <barry@zope.com>.

       Joonas  Paalasmaa <joonas.paalasmaa@iki.fi> put this manual page together based on "pyget-
       text --help".

pygettext 1.4									     PYGETTEXT(1)


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