CLI: Extract keys

Last modified: April 16, 2022Author: Jakub Pomykała

Extract translation keys from your project files. Choose 'projectType' and invoke 'extract' command. The CLI will upload found translation keys to the translation editor. The CLI will process your local files for given path ('searchDir' parameter) and find all used translation keys. Every found translation key will be added to the translation editor.

extract translations

💿 Installation

Install SimpleLocalize CLI

curl -s | bash

Do you have troubles with CLI? See troubleshooting section.

👨‍💻 Usage

simplelocalize extract \
  --apiKey PROJECT_API_KEY \
  --projectType yahoo/react-intl \
  --searchDir ./src

📖 Supported libraries

Libraries from which you can extract translation keys

Library projectType value
react-intl yahoo/react-intl
Standard Android internationalization google/android
Standard iOS internationalization apple/ios-macos
react-i18next i18next/i18next
mde/ejs mde/ejs

Do you already have extracted translation keys to file? Great! Use Localization CLI Tool to upload translations to the translation editor.

👩‍🏫 How message extraction works?

For example, to translate frontend application in ReactJS you can use 3rd party library like yahoo/react-intl:

Example yahoo/react-intl usage in React app code:

<FormattedMessage id="LOGIN"/>

Translation key LOGIN will be found by localization CLI tool.

simplelocalize extract --apiKey API_KEY --projectType PROJECT_TYPE --searchDir ./src

CLI extraction

🎉 Done! CLI will find i18n keys, and push them to translation editor.