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NAME
       msginit - initialize a message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msginit [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION
       Creates	a  new	PO file, initializing the meta information with	values
       from the	user's environment.

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

   Input file location:
       -i, --input=INPUTFILE
	      input POT	file

       If  no  input  file is given, the current directory is searched for the
       POT file.  If it	is -, standard input is	read.

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

       If no output file is given, it depends on the --locale  option  or  the
       user's locale setting.  If it is	-, the results are written to standard
       output.

   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:
       -l, --locale=LL_CC[.ENCODING]
	      set target locale

       --no-translator
	      assume the PO file is automatically generated

       --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

       -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

   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	 in    the    bug    tracker	at     <https://savan-
       nah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or	by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2001-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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 msginit is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and msginit programs	are properly installed at  your	 site,
       the command

	      info msginit

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 20200704	   July	2020			    MSGINIT(1)

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