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MSGEN(1)			      GNU			      MSGEN(1)

NAME
       msgen - create English message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

DESCRIPTION
       Creates	an  English  translation  catalog.  The input file is the last
       created English PO file, or a PO Template file  (generally  created  by
       xgettext).   Untranslated  entries  are	assigned a translation that is
       identical to the msgid.

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

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE
	      input PO or POT file

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

       If input file is -, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified file

       The  results are written to standard output if no output file is speci‐
       fied or if it is -.

   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:
       --lang=CATALOGNAME
	      set 'Language' field in the header entry

       --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

       -e, --no-escape
	      do not use C escapes in output (default)

       -E, --escape
	      use C escapes in output, no extended chars

       --force-po
	      write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
	      indented output style

       --no-location
	      suppress '#: filename:line' lines

       --add-location
	      preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)

       --strict
	      strict Uniforum output style

       -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

       -s, --sort-output
	      generate sorted output

       -F, --sort-by-file
	      sort output by file location

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

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://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
       The full documentation for msgen is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the  info  and  msgen programs are properly installed at your site, the
       command

	      info msgen

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.18.1	   June 2010			      MSGEN(1)
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