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Updated: August 2013
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gettext - translate message
[OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID]
[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
enable expansion of some escape sequences
(ignored for compatibility)
- -h, --help
display this help and exit
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
When used with the -s option the program behaves like the 'echo' command.
But it does not simply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages
found in the selected catalog are translated.
Standard search directory: /usr/share/locale
Written by Ulrich Drepper.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
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License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
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