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NAME         top

       msgunfmt - uncompile message catalog from binary format

SYNOPSIS         top

       msgunfmt [OPTION] [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION         top

       Convert binary message catalog to Uniforum style .po file.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short
       options too.

   Operation mode:
       -j, --java
              Java mode: input is a Java ResourceBundle class

              C# mode: input is a .NET .dll file

              C# resources mode: input is a .NET .resources file

       --tcl  Tcl mode: input is a tcl/msgcat .msg file

   Input file location:
       FILE ...
              input .mo files

       If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

   Input file location in Java mode:
       -r, --resource=RESOURCE
              resource name

       -l, --locale=LOCALE
              locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       The class name is determined by appending the locale name to the
       resource name, separated with an underscore.  The class is
       located using the CLASSPATH.

   Input file location in C# mode:
       -r, --resource=RESOURCE
              resource name

       -l, --locale=LOCALE
              locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       -d DIRECTORY
              base directory for locale dependent .dll files

       The -l and -d options are mandatory.  The .dll file is located in
       a subdirectory of the specified directory whose name depends on
       the locale.

   Input file location in Tcl mode:
       -l, --locale=LOCALE
              locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       -d DIRECTORY
              base directory of .msg message catalogs

       The -l and -d options are mandatory.  The .msg file is located in
       the specified directory.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
              write output to specified file

       The results are written to standard output if no output file is
       specified or if it is -.

   Output details:
              use colors and other text attributes always

              use colors and other text attributes if WHEN.  WHEN may be
              'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.

              specify CSS style rule file for --color

       -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 indented output style

              write strict uniforum style

       -p, --properties-output
              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

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

       -v, --verbose
              increase verbosity level

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs in the bug tracker at
       <> or by email to

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 1995-2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License
       GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute
       it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       The full documentation for msgunfmt is maintained as a Texinfo
       manual.  If the info and msgunfmt programs are properly installed
       at your site, the command

              info msgunfmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

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GNU gettext-tools 0.22          June 2023                    MSGUNFMT(1)