gencat -- generate a formatted message catalogue


gencat is as specified in the SUS but with differences as listed below.

LSB Deprecated Differences

The behaviors specified in this section are expected to disappear from a future version of the LSB; applications should only use the non-LSB-deprecated behaviors.

-H, --header=NAME

creates C header file NAME containing symbol definitions.


does not use existing catalog, forces new output file.

-o, --output=NAME

writes output to file NAME.