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The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products .\" derived from this software without specific prior written permission .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES .\" OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. .\" IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, .\" INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT .\" NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, .\" DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY .\" THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT .\" (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF .\" THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" $FreeBSD: src/usr.bin/gencat/gencat.1,v 1.9 2001/11/23 14:37:27 dd Exp $ .\" .Dd June 11, 1997 .Dt GENCAT 1 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm gencat .Nd NLS catalog compiler .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Ar "output-file" .Ar "input-files..." .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Nm utility merges the text NLS input files .Ar "input-files..." into a formatted message catalog file .Ar "output-file" . The file .Ar "output-file" will be created if it does not already exist. If .Ar "output-file" does exist, its messages will be included in the new .Ar "output-file" . If set and message numbers collide, the new message text defined in .Ar "input-files..." will replace the old message text currently contained in .Ar "output-file" . .Sh INPUT FILES The format of a message text source file is defined below. Note that the fields of a message text source line are separated by a single space character: any other space characters are considered to be part of the field contents. .Pp .Bl -tag -width 3n .It Li $set Ar n comment This line specifies the set identifier of the following messages until the next .Li $set or end-of-file appears. The argument .Ar n is the set identifier which is defined as a number in the range [1, (NL_SETMAX)]. Set identifiers must occur in ascending order within a single source file, but need not be contiguous. Any string following a space following the set identifier is treated as a comment. If no .Li $set directive is specified in a given source file, all messages will be located in the default message set NL_SETD. .It Li $del Ar n comment This line deletes messages from set .Ar n from a message catalog. The .Ar n specifies a set number. Any string following a space following the set number is treated as a comment. .It Li $ Ar comment A line beginning with .Li $ followed by a space is treated as a comment. .It Ar m message-text A message line consists of a message identifier .Ar m in the range [1, (NL_MSGMAX)]. The .Ar message-text is stored in the message catalog with the set identifier specified by the last .Li $set directive, and the message identifier .Ar m . If the .Ar message-text is empty, and there is a space character following the message identifier, an empty string is stored in the message catalog. If the .Ar message-text is empty, and if there is no space character following the message identifier, then the existing message in the current set with the specified message identifier is deleted from the catalog. Message identifiers must be in ascending order within a single set, but need not be contiguous. The .Ar message-text length must be in the range [0, (NL_TEXTMAX)]. .It Li $quote Ar c This line specifies an optional quote character .Ar c which can be used to surround .Ar message-text so that trailing space or empty messages are visible in message source files. By default, or if an empty .Li $quote directive is specified, no quoting of .Ar message-text will be recognized. .El .Pp Empty lines in message source files are ignored. The effect of lines beginning with any character other than those described above is undefined. .Pp Text strings can contain the following special characters and escape sequences. In addition, if a quote character is defined, it may be escaped as well to embed a literal quote character. .Pp .Bl -tag -width "\eooo" -offset indent -compact .It Li \en line feed .It Li \et horizontal tab .It Li \ev vertical tab .It Li \eb backspace .It Li \er carriage return .It Li \ef form feed .It Li \e\e backslash .It Li \eooo octal number in the range [000, 377] .El .Pp A backslash character immediately before the end of the line in a file is used to continue the line onto the next line, e.g.: .Pp .Dl 1 This line is continued \e .Dl on this line. .Pp If the character following the backslash is not one of those specified, the backslash is ignored. .Sh DIAGNOSTICS .Ex -std .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr catclose 3 , .Xr catgets 3 , .Xr catopen 3 .Sh STANDARDS The .Nm utility is compliant with the .St -xpg4 standard. .Sh AUTHORS .An -nosplit This manual page was originally written by .An Ken Stailey and later revised by .An Terry Lambert . .Sh BUGS A message catalog file created from a blank input file cannot be revised; it must be deleted and recreated.