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msgfmt [options ] pofiles

Solaris only. msgfmt translates "portable object files" (file .po ) into loadable message files that can be used by a running application via the gettext (3C) and dgettext (3C) library functions.

Portable object files are created using xgettext from the original C source code files. A translator then edits the .po file, providing translations of each string (or "message") in the source program. The format is described in the msgfmt (1) manpage.

Once compiled by msgfmt , the running program uses the translations for its output when the locale is set up appropriately.


-o file

Place the output in file . This option ignores domain directives and duplicate msgid s.


Be verbose. Duplicate message identifiers are listed, but message strings are not redefined.

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