xgettext

       xgettext [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       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, Lua, JavaScript, Vala, Desktop)

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

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

   Input file interpretation:
       --from-code=NAME
              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
              perform syntax check on messages (ellipsis-unicode, space-ellip-
              sis,

              quote-unicode)

       --sentence-end=TYPE
              type describing the end of sentence (single-space, which is  the
              default,

              or double-space)

   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, Lua, JavaScript, Vala)

       -kWORD, --keyword=WORD
              look for WORD as an additional keyword

       -k, --keyword
              do  not  to  use default keywords (only languages C, C++, Objec-
              tiveC, Shell, Python, Lisp, EmacsLisp, librep, Scheme, Java, C#,
              awk,  Tcl,  Perl, PHP, GCC-source, Glade, Lua, JavaScript, Vala,
              Desktop)

       --flag=WORD:ARG:FLAG
              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-
              source, Lua, JavaScript, Vala)

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

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

       --kde  recognize KDE 4 format strings (only language C++)

       --boost
              recognize Boost format strings (only language C++)

       --debug
              more detailed formatstring recognition result

   Output details:
       --color
              use colors and other text attributes always

       --color=WHEN
              use colors and other text  attributes  if  WHEN.   WHEN  may  be
              write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
              write the .po file using indented style

       --no-location
              do not write '#: filename:line' lines

       -n, --add-location
              generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)

       --strict
              write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file

       --properties-output
              write out a Java .properties file

       --stringtable-output
              write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file

       --its=FILE
              apply ITS rules from FILE

       --itstool
              write out itstool comments

       -w, --width=NUMBER
              set output page width

       --no-wrap
              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

       --omit-header
              don't write header with 'msgid ""' entry

       --copyright-holder=STRING
              set copyright holder in output

       --foreign-user
              omit FSF copyright in output for foreign user

       --package-name=PACKAGE
              set package name in output

       --package-version=VERSION
              set package version in output


       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C)  1995-1998,  2000-2013  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 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 0.19.7         December 2015                     XGETTEXT(1)
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