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GNU                                                    GETTEXT(1)


gettext - translate message


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


The gettext program translates a natural language message into the user's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog. Display native language translation of a textual message. -d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN -e enable expansion of some escape sequences -E (ignored for compatibility) -h, --help display this help and exit -n suppress trailing newline -V, --version display version information and exit [TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from TEXTDOMAIN 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 vari- able TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s option the pro- gram behaves like the `echo' command. But it does not sim- ply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in the selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory: /usr/local/share/locale


Written by Ulrich Drepper.


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Copyright O 1995-1997, 2000, 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU gettext 0.11 Last change: September 2001 1 GNU GETTEXT(1) This is free software; see the source for copying condi- tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The full documentation for gettext is maintained as a Tex- info 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. GNU gettext 0.11 Last change: September 2001 2