insertmsg - use findstr(1) output to insert calls to catgets(3C)
insertmsg [-h] [-nnumber] [-iamount] [-snumber] stringlist
insertmsg examines the file stringlist, which is assumed to be the
output of findstr after subsequent editing to remove any strings that
do not need to be localized (see findstr(1)). If the -h option is
specified, insertmsg places the following lines at the beginning of
each file named in stringlist:
#define catgets(i,sn,mn,s) (s)
#define NL_SETN number
where number is a set number defined by the -s option; the default is
1. For each string in stringlist, insertmsg surrounds the string in
the corresponding file with an expression of the form:
The default string is the original string referenced by the line in
stringlist, and msg_num is replaced by the message number assigned to
that string. The assigned message numbers begin with the number
defined by the -n option and are incremented by the amount defined by
the -i option. The default is 1 for both the starting message number
and the increment. If name.c is the file to be modified, as specified
within the stringlist file, insertmsg places the modified source in
nl_name.c. The user must then manually edit the file nl_name.c to
insert the following statements:
catd = catopen("appropriate message catalog",0);
The data type nl_catd is defined in <nl_types.h> and catd is a
parameter to the calls to catgets, which are inserted for each string
insertmsg also sends to the standard output a file that can be used as
input to gencat (see gencat(1)).
LC_CTYPE determines the interpretation of text as single- and/or
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LC_MESSAGES determines the language in which messages are displayed.
If LC_CTYPE or LC_MESSAGES is not specified in the environment or is
set to the empty string, the value of LANG is used as a default for
each unspecified or empty variable. If LANG is not specified or is
set to the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used
instead of LANG. If any internationalization variable contains an
invalid setting, insertmsg behaves as if all internationalization
variables are set to "C". See environ(5).
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
If insertmsg does not find opening or closing double quotes where
required in the strings file, it prints insertmsg exiting : lost in
strings file and aborts. If this happens, check the strings file to
ensure that the lines that have been kept there have not been altered.
If the -h option is not used, it may be necessary to manually add the
following statement to the file created by insertmsg:
insertmsg inserts a pointer to a static area that is overwritten on
The insertmsg command is HP proprietary, not portable to other
vendors' systems, and will not be provided in future HP-UX releases.
insertmsg was developed by HP.
findstr(1), gencat(1), catgets(3C), catopen(3C).
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