The gettext program translates a natural language message into the
user's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog.
Display native language translation of a textual message.
retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN
-e enable expansion of some escape sequences
-E (ignored for compatibility)
display this help and exit
-n suppress trailing newline
display version information and exit
retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from
If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined
from the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is
not found in the regular directory, another location can be specified
with the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s
option the program behaves like the 'echo' command. But it does not
simply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in
the selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory:
The full documentation for gettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and gettext programs are properly installed at your site,
should give you access to the complete manual.
This page is part of the gettext (message translation) project.
Information about the project can be found at
⟨http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/⟩. If you have a bug report for
this manual page, see ⟨http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gettext/⟩.
This page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
⟨git://git.savannah.gnu.org/gettext.git⟩ on 2017-03-13. If you dis‐
cover any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you
believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or
you have corrections or improvements to the information in this
COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail
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