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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

	      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

	      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

   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 language dependent format strings

	      verify presence and contents of the header entry

	      check for conflicts between domain directives and the --output-file option

       -C, --check-compatibility
	      check that GNU msgfmt behaves like X/Open msgfmt

	      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)

	      binary file will not include the hash table

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
	      display this help and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

	      print statistics about translations

       -v, --verbose
	      increase verbosity level

       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

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

       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

       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)
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