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Re: "help" translates arguments of builtin commands but not command desc

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "help" translates arguments of builtin commands but not command description
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:24:45 -0400
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On 6/21/18 3:41 AM, Ralf Goertz wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it is confusing to have the arguments of a builtin command
> translated by "help command" but in the subsequent explanation these
> arguments ar in english. Assuming you have german locale files for bash
> installed you will for example get the following:

This is a translation problem. The long help strings are marked as
translatable, appear in the distributed bash.pot file (I checked
bash-4.3, bash-4.4, and bash-5.0-alpha), and are run through gettext
when they're displayed. If there is no translation, `help' just prints
the untranslated text.

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