gettext(1) — Linux manual page


GETTEXT(1)                    User Commands                   GETTEXT(1)

NAME         top

       gettext - translate message

SYNOPSIS         top

       gettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID]
       gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]...

DESCRIPTION         top

       The gettext program translates a natural language message into
       the user's language, by looking up the translation in a message

       Display native language translation of a textual message.

       -d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
              retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN

       -c, --context=CONTEXT
              specify context for MSGID

       -e     enable expansion of some escape sequences

       -n     suppress trailing newline

       -E     (ignored for compatibility)

              retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from

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

       -V, --version
              display version information and exit

       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:

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs in the bug tracker at
       <> or by email to

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 1995-2023 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 gettext is maintained as a Texinfo
       manual.  If the info and gettext programs are properly installed
       at your site, the command

              info gettext

       should give you access to the complete manual.

COLOPHON         top

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       Information about the project can be found at 
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GNU gettext-runtime 0.22.5    February 2024                   GETTEXT(1)