MSGGET(1) User Commands MSGGET(1)


NAME


msgget - get a message from a message catalog

SYNOPSIS


msgget locale [command:]catalog [set.]number [text]


DESCRIPTION


msgget gets the message corresponding to the parameters. See OPERANDS.

OPERANDS


The following operands are supported:

catalog
Specifies the message catalog name.


command
Specifies command-specific message.


locale
Specifies the locale. If locale is - then the current
locale is used.


[set].number
Identifies the message by message number and an optional
message set. If specified as - , the message set and
number are determined by looking up text in the
corresponding C locale message catalog.


text
Specifies the text of the message to be output upon
error.


EXIT STATUS


0
Successful completion.


>0
An error occurred.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Getting a Message in the Current Locale




The following example gets msg 1 in the current locale from message
catalog hello:


example% msgget - hello 1
hello world


AUTHORS


Glenn Fowler, gsf@research.att.com

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Volatile |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


iconv(1), msgcc(1), msggen(1), attributes(7)


October 9, 2007 MSGGET(1)