create message files for use by gettxt
takes as input a file of text strings for a particular
and creates a file of text strings in a format that can be retrieved by
the name of the file that contains the original text strings.
the name of the output file where
writes the strings in a format that is readable by
The name of
can be up to 255 characters in length,
but may not contain either \0 (null)
or the ASCII code for / (slash),
: (colon) or @.
if it exists.
The input file contains a set of text strings for the particular
Text strings are separated by a newline character.
Nongraphic characters must be represented as alphabetic
Messages are transformed and copied sequentially
To generate an empty message in
leave an empty line at the correct place in
Strings can be changed simply by editing the file
New strings must be added only at the end of the file;
then a new
file must be created and installed in the correct place.
If this procedure is not followed,
the retrieval function will retrieve the wrong string
and software compatibility will be broken.
The following example shows an input message source file
File %s:\t cannot be opened\n
%s: Bad directory\n
The following command uses the input strings from C.str
to create text strings in the appropriate format in the file
in the current directory:
mkmsgs C.str UX
is not part of any currently supported standard;
it was developed by
UNIX System Laboratories, Inc and is used by permission.
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