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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       msgfmt - compile message catalogs

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       msgfmt [OPTION] filename.po ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Generate binary message catalog from textual translation description.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

       -a, --alignment=NUMBER
	      align strings to NUMBER bytes (default: 1)

       -c, --check
	      perform language dependent checks on strings

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
	      add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

       -f, --use-fuzzy
	      use fuzzy entries in output

       -h, --help
	      display a help message and exit

	      binary file will not include the hash table

       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      specify output file name as FILE

	      print statistics about translations

	      enable strict Uniforum mode

       -v, --verbose
	      list input file anomalies

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

       Giving the -v option more than once increases the verbosity level.

       If input file is -, standard input is read.  If output file is -,  output
 is written to standard output.

       This  package  offers  to programmers, translators  and	even users,  a
       well  integrated set of tools and documentation that provides a	framework
  within  which  other free packages may produce multi-lingual messages.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 1995-1998, 2000, 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       gettext(1), msgmerge(1), xgettext(1)

       The full documentation for msgfmt is maintained as  a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the	info  and msgfmt programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command info msgfmt should give you access to the complete  manual.

       On  Debian, the manual is also available in HTML format in the gettextdoc

GNU gettext 0.10.36		  April 2001			     MSGFMT(1)
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