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NAME

       msginit - initialize a message catalog

SYNOPSIS

       msginit [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

       Creates  a  new  PO  file,  initializing  the meta information with values from the user's
       environment.

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

   Input file location:
       -i, --input=INPUTFILE
              input POT file

       If no input file is given, the current directory is searched for the POT file.  If  it  is
       -, standard input is read.

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

       If  no  output  file  is  given,  it  depends  on the --locale option or the user's locale
       setting.  If it is -, the results are written to standard output.

   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:
       -l, --locale=LL_CC
              set target locale

       --no-translator
              assume the PO file is automatically generated

       --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

       -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

   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 © 2001-2016 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 msginit is maintained as a Texinfo manual.   If  the  info  and
       msginit programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info msginit

       should give you access to the complete manual.