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NAME         top

       msgexec - process translations of message catalog

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       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:
              add newline at the end of input

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options

   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

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to <>.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2001-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       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.

COLOPHON         top

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