Section: GNU (1)
Updated: October 2014
gettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] 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 variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. 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
Report bugs to <[email protected]>.
Copyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
The full documentation for gettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gettext programs are properly installed at your site, the command
<DD CLASS="c2|info gettext:
should give you access to the complete manual.