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msgexec - process translations of message catalog

msgexec [OPTION] COMMAND [COMMAND-OPTION]

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".

add newline at the end of input

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

input PO file
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

input file is in Java .properties syntax
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Written by Bruno Haible.

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

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.

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.

July 2020 GNU gettext-tools 20200704