Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 2020
msgexec - process translations of message catalog
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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".
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
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax
- -h, --help
display this help and exit
- -V, --version
output version information and exit
Written by Bruno Haible.
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