Compile PO or XLIFF files into MO (Machine Object) files. MO files are installed on your computer and allow a Gettext enabled computer to provide the translations for the application.


pocompile <po> <mo>


<po/xliff> is a standard PO file, XLIFF file or directory
<mo> is the output MO file or directory of MO files


--version show program’s version number and exit
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--manpage output a manpage based on the help
 show progress as: dots, none, bar, names, verbose
 show errorlevel as: none, message, exception, traceback
-i INPUT, --input=INPUT
 read from INPUT in xlf, po, pot formats
-x EXCLUDE, --exclude=EXCLUDE
 exclude names matching EXCLUDE from input paths
-o OUTPUT, --output=OUTPUT
 write to OUTPUT in mo format
-S, --timestamp
 skip conversion if the output file has newer timestamp
--fuzzy use translations marked fuzzy
--nofuzzy don’t use translations marked fuzzy (default)


pocompile --fuzzy file.po file.mo

Creates a new MO file called file.mo based on the translation in the PO file file.po. By using the --fuzzy option we use all translations including those marked fuzzy.

pocompile file.xlf file.mo

Create an MO file from an XLIFF file called file.xlf (available from version 1.1 of the toolkit).