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MSGFMT(1)								GNU								 MSGFMT(1)

msgfmt - compile message catalog to binary format
msgfmt [OPTION] filename.po ...
Generate binary message catalog from textual translation description. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. Input file location: filename.po ... input files -D, --directory=DIRECTORY add DIRECTORY to list for input files search If input file is -, standard input is read. Operation mode: -j, --java Java mode: generate a Java ResourceBundle class --java2 like --java, and assume Java2 (JDK 1.2 or higher) --tcl Tcl mode: generate a tcl/msgcat .msg file Output file location: -o, --output-file=FILE write output to specified file --strict enable strict Uniforum mode If output file is -, output is written to standard output. Output file location in Java mode: -r, --resource=RESOURCE resource name -l, --locale=LOCALE locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY -d DIRECTORY base directory of classes directory hierarchy The class name is determined by appending the locale name to the resource name, separated with an underscore. The -d option is mandatory. The class is written under the specified directory. Output file location in Tcl mode: -l, --locale=LOCALE locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY -d DIRECTORY base directory of .msg message catalogs The -l and -d options are mandatory. The .msg file is written in the specified directory. Input file interpretation: -c, --check perform all the checks implied by --check-format, --check-header, --check-domain --check-format check language dependent format strings --check-header verify presence and contents of the header entry --check-domain check for conflicts between domain directives and the --output-file option -C, --check-compatibility check that GNU msgfmt behaves like X/Open msgfmt --check-accelerators[=CHAR] check presence of keyboard accelerators for menu items -f, --use-fuzzy use fuzzy entries in output Output details: -a, --alignment=NUMBER align strings to NUMBER bytes (default: 1) --no-hash binary file will not include the hash table Informative output: -h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit --statistics print statistics about translations -v, --verbose increase verbosity level
Written by Ulrich Drepper.
Report bugs to <>.
Copyright (C) 1995-1998, 2000-2002 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 PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
The full documentation for msgfmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgfmt programs are properly installed at your site, the command info msgfmt should give you access to the complete manual. GNU gettext 0.11.4 July 2002 MSGFMT(1)