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10.2 Invoking the msgunfmt Program

     msgunfmt [option] [file]...

The msgunfmt program converts a binary message catalog to a Uniforum style .po file.

10.2.1 Operation mode

-j
--java
Java mode: input is a Java ResourceBundle class.
--csharp
C# mode: input is a .NET .dll file containing a subclass of GettextResourceSet.
--csharp-resources
C# resources mode: input is a .NET .resources file.
--tcl
Tcl mode: input is a tcl/msgcat .msg file.

10.2.2 Input file location

file ...
Input .mo files.

If no input file is given or if it is ‘-’, standard input is read.

10.2.3 Input file location in Java mode

-r resource
--resource=resource
Specify the resource name.
-l locale
--locale=locale
Specify the locale name, either a language specification of the form ll or a combined language and country specification of the form ll_CC.

The class name is determined by appending the locale name to the resource name, separated with an underscore. The class is located using the CLASSPATH.

10.2.4 Input file location in C# mode

-r resource
--resource=resource
Specify the resource name.
-l locale
--locale=locale
Specify the locale name, either a language specification of the form ll or a combined language and country specification of the form ll_CC.
-d directory
Specify the base directory for locale dependent .dll files.

The ‘-l’ and ‘-d’ options are mandatory. The .msg file is located in a subdirectory of the specified directory whose name depends on the locale.

10.2.5 Input file location in Tcl mode

-l locale
--locale=locale
Specify the locale name, either a language specification of the form ll or a combined language and country specification of the form ll_CC.
-d directory
Specify the base directory of .msg message catalogs.

The ‘-l’ and ‘-d’ options are mandatory. The .msg file is located in the specified directory.

10.2.6 Output file location

-o file
--output-file=file
Write output to specified file.

The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is ‘-’.

10.2.7 Output details

--color
--color=when
Specify whether or when to use colors and other text attributes. See The –color option for details.
--style=style_file
Specify the CSS style rule file to use for --color. See The –style option for details.
--force-po
Always write an output file even if it contains no message.
-i
--indent
Write the .po file using indented style.
--strict
Write out a strict Uniforum conforming PO file. Note that this Uniforum format should be avoided because it doesn't support the GNU extensions.
-p
--properties-output
Write out a Java ResourceBundle in Java .properties syntax. Note that this file format doesn't support plural forms and silently drops obsolete messages.
--stringtable-output
Write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep localized resource file in .strings syntax. Note that this file format doesn't support plural forms.
-w number
--width=number
Set the output page width. Long strings in the output files will be split across multiple lines in order to ensure that each line's width (= number of screen columns) is less or equal to the given number.
--no-wrap
Do not break long message lines. Message lines whose width exceeds the output page width will not be split into several lines. Only file reference lines which are wider than the output page width will be split.
-s
--sort-output
Generate sorted output. Note that using this option makes it much harder for the translator to understand each message's context.

10.2.8 Informative output

-h
--help
Display this help and exit.
-V
--version
Output version information and exit.
-v
--verbose
Increase verbosity level.