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XGETTEXT(1)								GNU							       XGETTEXT(1)

xgettext - extract gettext strings from source
xgettext [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...
Extract translatable strings from given input files. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. Similarly for optional arguments. Input file location: INPUTFILE ... input files -f, --files-from=FILE get list of input files from FILE -D, --directory=DIRECTORY add DIRECTORY to list for input files search If input file is -, standard input is read. Output file location: -d, --default-domain=NAME use NAME.po for output (instead of messages.po) -o, --output=FILE write output to specified file -p, --output-dir=DIR output files will be placed in directory DIR If output file is -, output is written to standard output. Choice of input file language: -L, --language=NAME recognise the specified language (C, C++, ObjectiveC, PO, Python, Lisp, EmacsLisp, librep, Java, awk, YCP, Tcl, RST, Glade) -C, --c++ shorthand for --language=C++ By default the language is guessed depending on the input file name extension. Operation mode: -j, --join-existing join messages with existing file -x, --exclude-file=FILE.po entries from FILE.po are not extracted -c, --add-comments[=TAG] place comment block with TAG (or those preceding keyword lines) in output file Language=C/C++ specific options: -a, --extract-all extract all strings -k, --keyword[=WORD] additional keyword to be looked for (without WORD means not to use default keywords) -T, --trigraphs understand ANSI C trigraphs for input --debug more detailed formatstring recognition result Output details: -e, --no-escape do not use C escapes in output (default) -E, --escape use C escapes in output, no extended chars --force-po write PO file even if empty -i, --indent write the .po file using indented style --no-location do not write '#: filename:line' lines -n, --add-location generate '#: filename:line' lines (default) --strict write out strict Uniforum conforming .po 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 -s, --sort-output generate sorted output -F, --sort-by-file sort output by file location --omit-header don't write header with `msgid ""' entry --copyright-holder=STRING set copyright holder in output --foreign-user omit FSF copyright in output for foreign user -m, --msgstr-prefix[=STRING] use STRING or "" as prefix for msgstr entries -M, --msgstr-suffix[=STRING] use STRING or "" as suffix for msgstr entries Informative output: -h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit
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 xgettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and xgettext programs are properly installed at your site, the command info xgettext should give you access to the complete manual. GNU gettext 0.11.4 July 2002 XGETTEXT(1)