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MSGEN(1)			      GNU			      MSGEN(1)

NAME
       msgen - create English message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

DESCRIPTION
       Creates	an  English  translation  catalog.  The	input file is the last
       created English PO file,	or a PO	Template file  (generally  created  by
       xgettext).   Untranslated  entries  are	assigned a translation that is
       identical to the	msgid.

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

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE
	      input PO or POT file

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
	      add DIRECTORY to list for	input files search

       If input	file is	-, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified	file

       The  results are	written	to standard output if no output	file is	speci-
       fied or if it is	-.

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
	      input file is in Java .properties	syntax

       --stringtable-input
	      input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep	.strings syntax

   Output details:
       --lang=CATALOGNAME
	      set 'Language' field in the header entry

       --color
	      use colors and other text	attributes always

       --color=WHEN
	      use colors and other text	attributes if WHEN.  WHEN may be  'al-
	      ways', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.

       --style=STYLEFILE
	      specify CSS style	rule file for --color

       -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
	      indented output style

       --no-location
	      suppress '#: filename:line' lines

       -n, --add-location
	      preserve '#: filename:line' lines	(default)

       --strict
	      strict Uniforum output style

       -p, --properties-output
	      write out	a Java .properties file

       --stringtable-output
	      write out	a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings 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

   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@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 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 msgen	is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the  info  and  msgen programs are properly installed at	your site, the
       command

	      info msgen

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1	   June	2016			      MSGEN(1)

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