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       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:
       INPUTFILE ...
              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++, Objec­
              tiveC,  PO,  Python,   Lisp,   EmacsLisp,   librep,
              Smalltalk,  Java,  JavaProperties,  awk,  YCP, Tcl,
              PHP, RST, Glade)

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

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

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

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

       -k, --keyword[=WORD]
              additional  keyword  to be looked for (without WORD
              means not to use default keywords)

       -T, --trigraphs
              understand ANSI C trigraphs for input

              more detailed formatstring recognition result

   Output details:
       -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

       -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
              use STRING or "" as suffix for msgstr entries

   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, 2000-2003 Free Software Foundation,
       This is free software; see the source for  copying  condi­
       tions.  There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY


       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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.12.1     May 2003                 XGETTEXT(1)



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