xgettext - extract gettext strings from source


   xgettext [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...


   Extract translatable strings from given input files.

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

   Input file location:
          input files

   -f, --files-from=FILE
          get list of input files from FILE

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

   If input file is -, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
   -d, --default-domain=NAME
          use NAME.po for output (instead of messages.po)

   -o, --output=FILE
          write output to specified file

   -p, --output-dir=DIR
          output files will be placed in directory DIR

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

   Choice of input file language:
   -L, --language=NAME
          recognise the specified language (C, C++, ObjectiveC, PO, Shell,
          Python,   Lisp,  EmacsLisp,  librep,  Scheme,  Smalltalk,  Java,
          JavaProperties,  C#,  awk,  YCP,  Tcl,  Perl,  PHP,  GCC-source,
          NXStringTable, RST, Glade, Lua, JavaScript, Vala, Desktop)

   -C, --c++
          shorthand for --language=C++

   By  default  the  language  is guessed depending on the input file name

   Input file interpretation:
          encoding of input files (except for Python, Tcl, Glade)

   By default the input files are assumed to be in ASCII.

   Operation mode:
   -j, --join-existing
          join messages with existing file

   -x, --exclude-file=FILE.po
          entries from FILE.po are not extracted

   -cTAG, --add-comments=TAG
          place comment blocks starting with  TAG  and  preceding  keyword
          lines in output file

   -c, --add-comments
          place all comment blocks preceding keyword lines in output file

          perform  syntax  check  on  messages  (ellipsis-unicode,  space-

          quote-unicode, bullet-unicode)

          type describing the end of sentence (single-space, which is  the

          or double-space)

   Language specific options:
   -a, --extract-all
          extract  all  strings (only languages C, C++, ObjectiveC, Shell,
          Python, Lisp, EmacsLisp, librep, Scheme,  Java,  C#,  awk,  Tcl,
          Perl, PHP, GCC-source, Glade, Lua, JavaScript, Vala)

   -kWORD, --keyword=WORD
          look for WORD as an additional keyword

   -k, --keyword
          do   not  to  use  default  keywords  (only  languages  C,  C++,
          ObjectiveC, Shell,  Python,  Lisp,  EmacsLisp,  librep,  Scheme,
          Java,   C#,   awk,  Tcl,  Perl,  PHP,  GCC-source,  Glade,  Lua,
          JavaScript, Vala, Desktop)

          additional flag for strings inside the argument  number  ARG  of
          keyword WORD

          (only   languages  C,  C++,  ObjectiveC,  Shell,  Python,  Lisp,
          EmacsLisp, librep, Scheme, Java, C#, awk, YCP, Tcl,  Perl,  PHP,
          GCC-source, Lua, JavaScript, Vala)

   -T, --trigraphs
          understand  ANSI  C  trigraphs for input (only languages C, C++,

          apply ITS rules from FILE (only XML based languages)

   --qt   recognize Qt format strings (only language C++)

   --kde  recognize KDE 4 format strings (only language C++)

          recognize Boost format strings (only language C++)

          more detailed formatstring recognition result

   Output details:
          use colors and other text attributes always

          use colors and other text  attributes  if  WHEN.   WHEN  may  be
          'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.

          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

          write PO file even if empty

   -i, --indent
          write the .po file using indented style

          do not write '#: filename:line' lines

   -n, --add-location
          generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)

          write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file

          write out a Java .properties file

          write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file

          write out itstool comments

   -w, --width=NUMBER
          set output page width

          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

          don't write header with 'msgid ""' entry

          set copyright holder in output

          omit FSF copyright in output for foreign user

          set package name in output

          set package version in output

          set report address for msgid bugs

   -m[STRING], --msgstr-prefix[=STRING]
          use STRING or "" as prefix for msgstr values

   -M[STRING], --msgstr-suffix[=STRING]
          use STRING or "" as suffix for msgstr values

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

   -V, --version
          output version information and exit


   Written by Ulrich Drepper.


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


   Copyright    1995-1998,  2000-2016  Free  Software  Foundation,   Inc.
   License      GPLv3+:     GNU     GPL     version     3     or     later
   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 xgettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
   If the info and xgettext programs are properly installed at your  site,
   the command

          info xgettext

   should give you access to the complete manual.

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