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NAME         top

       msginit - initialize a message catalog

SYNOPSIS         top

       msginit [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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
              'always', '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         top

       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 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         top

       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.

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