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Set up a local Transifex repository HOWTO

About this document

This document is intended to all translators and release masters who will be deal with translations for Midnight Commander (also applicable for all other projects who use services of Transifex project).

About Transifex

Transifex is a modern, open-source localization platform. It’s a web system which automates the translation workflow for complex international projects. Transifex seamlessly integrates with existing content infrastructure, such as a software development repository or content management system, using a rich API. Translation is "crowd-sourced" to a global network of human translators using smart and agile translation techniques adopted from the open source ecosystem.

Getting Transifex client

sudo yum install transifex-client

or check

and use the following:

$ cat >~/bin/tx


touch ~/.transifexrc

export XUID=$(id -u)
export XGID=$(id -g)

docker run \
    --rm -i \
    --user $XUID:$XGID \
    --volume="/etc/group:/etc/group:ro" \
    --volume="/etc/passwd:/etc/passwd:ro" \
    --volume="/etc/shadow:/etc/shadow:ro" \
    --volume $(pwd):/app \
    --volume ~/.transifexrc:/.transifexrc \
    --volume /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt:/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt \
    transifex/txcli \
    --root-config /.transifexrc \


$ chmod +x ~/bin/tx

$ cat >~/.transifexrc
rest_hostname =
token         = 1/***


Using Transifex client

To make sure that transifex-client was installed correctly, try running it with the following command:

tx --help

If everything is okay, then you should see a help message and basic instructions. To get more information for each command of tool you can use

tx help <command>