ddts-send: helper script for Debian Description Translation Project
Ddts-send is a shell script which simplifies
the communication with the server of the
Debian Description Translation Project.
- Get ddts-send script
from this link, and put it somewhere in your execution path.
- Edit the script file to change the SENDER macro
to your e-mail address. Also edit the DESC_LANG macro to yours.
- Install the mime-construct package,
which is used by this script.
Without any arguments, help message will be shown.
usage: ddts-send [-G (number) [-S (section)] | -P (pkgname) ] [filename]
ddts-send -G 2 get 2 descriptions to be translated.
ddts-send -G 2 -S x11 get 2 descriptions to be translated from x11 section.
ddts-send -P pkgname get the description of binnary package `pkgname'
ddts-send filename send filename
- If you specify the number after the -G option,
that numbers of untranslated descriptions will be requested
to the server.
- You can use -S option with -G option
to specify the section of the description to be fetched.
- If you specify the package name after the -P option,
the description of that package will be requested.
-P and -G options are contradictory.
If both are specified, -G is preferred.
- By specifying the filename as an argument,
the translation contained in that file will be sent to the server.
- The request of untranslated descriptions by -G or -P,
and the upload of translated ones can be done simultaneously.
What is the DDTP?
Every debian package has its own "description"
which tells the contents and/or the purpose of it.
The "Debian Description Translation Project (DDTP)"
aims to translate these descriptions into your :-) language,
and to utilize them for various purposes.
For more information, visit
For those who stock mails with MH format,
may be useful.
I don't explain how to use it here. Please read the script.
last updated: 2003-05-08