NAME

msgexec - process translations of message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msgexec [OPTION] COMMAND [COMMAND-OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

Applies a command to all translations of a translation catalog. The COMMAND can be any program that reads a translation from standard input. It is invoked once for each translation. Its output becomes msgexec's output. msgexec's return code is the maximum return code across all invocations.

A special builtin command called '0' outputs the translation, followed by a null byte. The output of "msgexec 0" is suitable as input for "xargs -0".

Command input:

--newline
add newline at the end of input

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

Input file location:

-i, --input=INPUTFILE
input PO file
-D, --directory=DIRECTORY
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

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 [at] gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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 msgexec is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgexec programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgexec

should give you access to the complete manual.