[Qt-creator] Running linguist from external tools with arguments (Ts-Files)?

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Thu Nov 10 12:01:04 CET 2016

> On Nov 10, 2016, at 11:37, Matthias Ballreich <Matthias.Ballreich at outlook.de> wrote:
> Hi Julien,
> thanks for the answer, but this did not work. When I run the command, Linguist says there is no “*.ts” file.
> Did I anything wrong? Works this code when you try it by yourself?

Expansion of globs (*, ?) is a feature of the shell, and the command and arguments for external tools is not passed through a shell.
You’d either have to make the shell your command and pass it the command line to execute, smth like
Exe: bash
Args: -c ‘"%{CurrentProject:QT_INSTALL_BINS}/linguist" “%{CurrentProject:Path}/*.ts”'
(note the double quoting, this is a unix example)
or probably it would be less hassle to create a script that does what you want and call that.

Br, Eike

> Matthias
> Von: Qt-creator [mailto:qt-creator-bounces+matthias.ballreich=outlook.de at qt-project.org] Im Auftrag von Julien Bordes
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 9. November 2016 11:27
> An: qt-creator at qt-project.org
> Betreff: [Qt-creator] Running linguist from external tools with arguments (Ts-Files)?
> Hello Matthias,
> One solution could be
> Executable: %{CurrentProject:QT_INSTALL_BINS}/linguist
> Arguments: %{CurrentProject:Path}/*.ts
> Working Directory: %{CurrentProject:Path}
> and in your .pro
>     $${TARGET}_en_US.ts \
>     $${TARGET}_fr_FR.ts
> But I think this solution only works if the translations are generated where your .pro file is and you manage translations the same in all your projects.
> Julien.
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