gettext


SYNOPSIS
       gettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID]
       gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]...

DESCRIPTION
       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

       -e     enable expansion of some escape sequences

       -E     (ignored for compatibility)

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -n     suppress trailing newline

       -V, --version
              display version information and exit

       [TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID
              retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from  TEXTDO-
              MAIN

       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

AUTHOR
       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C)  1995-1997,  2000-2007  Free  Software  Foundation,  Inc.
       License      GPLv3+:     GNU     GPL     version     3     or     later
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for gettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
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