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XGETTEXT(1)			      GNU			   XGETTEXT(1)

       xgettext - extract gettext strings from source

       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++, ObjectiveC, PO, Shell,
	      Python,	Lisp,  EmacsLisp,  librep,  Scheme,  Smalltalk,  Java,
	      JavaProperties,  C#,  awk,  YCP,	Tcl,  Perl,  PHP,  GCC-source,
	      NXStringTable, RST, Glade)

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

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

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

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

   Operation mode:
       -j, --join-existing
	      join messages with existing file

       -x, --exclude-file=FILE.po
	      entries from FILE.po are not extracted

       -c, --add-comments[=TAG]
	      place comment block with TAG (or those preceding keyword	lines)
	      in output file

   Language specific options:
       -a, --extract-all
	      extract  all  strings (only languages C, C++, ObjectiveC, Shell,
	      Python, Lisp, EmacsLisp, librep, Scheme,	Java,  C#,  awk,  Tcl,
	      Perl, PHP, GCC-source, Glade)

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

	      (only languages C, C++, ObjectiveC, Shell, Python,  Lisp,  Emac
	      sLisp,  librep,  Scheme,	Java,  C#,  awk,  Tcl, Perl, PHP, GCC-
	      source, Glade)

	      additional flag for strings inside the argument  number  ARG  of
	      keyword WORD

	      (only  languages	C, C++, ObjectiveC, Shell, Python, Lisp, Emac
	      sLisp, librep, Scheme, Java, C#, awk, YCP, Tcl, Perl, PHP,  GCC-

       -T, --trigraphs
	      understand  ANSI	C  trigraphs for input (only languages C, C++,

       --qt   recognize Qt format strings (only language C++)

	      recognize Boost format strings (only language C++)

	      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

	      write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings 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

	      dont write header with msgid "" entry

	      set copyright holder in output

	      omit FSF copyright in output for foreign user

	      set report address for msgid bugs

       -m, --msgstr-prefix[=STRING]
	      use STRING or "" as prefix for msgstr entries

       -M, --msgstr-suffix[=STRING]
	      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 .

       Copyright  1995-1998, 2000-2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR

       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 0.16.1	 November 2006			   XGETTEXT(1)

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