LRM Commands Reference

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To invoke a command, you must type java -jar <path-to-jarfile>command.jar -parameters For instance, on Linux, if the Lingoport Resource Manager Command Line Interface jar file is located under <HOME>/lingoport/lrm-server-x.x (the default location) and you want to see the help:

 java -jar <HOME>/lingoport/lrm-server-x.x/lrm-cli.jar --help

Each command also has an abbreviation. The long version of each command starts with two dashes, --. The short version of each command starts with one dash, -.

For example, the previous example could have been written:

 java -jar <HOME>/lingoport/lrm-server-x.x/lrm-cli.jar -h

The help provides a list of all available commands. The debug and the verbose flags can be applied to all commands.

 -d,--debug                     Log4j Debug mode

 -v,--verbose                   Verbose (console logging)

 -h,--help                      Displays Help.


This reference gives the short and the long version of each Resource Manager command and a usage example.

 -ak,--activate-kit                  Activate a kit. Example: lrm-cli.jar
                                     -ak --project-name MyProject
                                     --kit-version 2
 -cg,--create-group                  Create a new group/company. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -cg -gn Acme -nl 100 -dt
                                     2020-12-31 -lkey 145684938
 -cp,--create-project                Create a project from an xml file.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -cp -f
                                     -gn Acme
 -d,--debug                          Log4j Debug mode
 -deleteProject,--delete-project     Delete a project. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar --delete-project -pn
                                     MyProject -gn MyGroup
 -dk,--deactivate-kit                Deactivate a specific kit. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -dk --project-name
                                     MyProject --kit-version 2
 -dr,--dry-run                       Optional argument for --prep-kit.
                                     Runs --prep-kit without altering the
 -dt,--date <string>                 Specifies a date. Expected format is
 -ep,--export-project                Export the project into an xml file.
                                     If option `-f` is not specified then
                                     the xml file is saved to the default
                                     report directory. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -ep --project-name
 -f <string>                         Location of file (-f C:/MyLocation)
                                     or file name with path (-f
 -fp,--files-to-prep                 Report on the number of files that
                                     will be prepped for each supported
                                     locale. Example: lrm-cli.jar -r -fp
                                     -pn MyProjectName
 -gn,--group-name <string>           Specifies the group name.
 -h,--help                           Displays Help.
 -ii,--import-issues                 Report on all the active import
                                     issues. Example lrm-cli.jar -r -ii
                                     -pn MyProjectName
 -iit,--insert-ignoretags            Insert ignore tags for all missed
                                     translations in the specified kit.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -iit -pn
                                     MyProject -kv 2 -f
 -ik,--import-kit                    Import the translated kit. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -ik -pn MyProject -kv 2
                                     -f C:/LocationOfImportFiles
 -ks,--kit-status                    Report on all the incomplete and
                                     complete kits. Example lrm-cli.jar -r
                                     -ks -pn MyProjectName
 -ksi,--kit-status-incomplete        Report on all the incomplete kits.
                                     Example lrm-cli.jar -r -ksi -pn
 -kv,--kit-version <number>          Specifies the kit version id when
                                     importing a kit or when
                                     activating/deactivating a kit.
 -l10np,--l10n-path                  Display the L10n path. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -l10np
 -lc,--locale <string>               Specifies a valid java locale.
 -lg,--list-groups                   Lists all the groups to the console.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -lg
 -lkey,--license-key <number>        Specifies the license key of a
                                     group/company license.
 -lp,--list-projects                 Lists all the projects to the
                                     console. Example: lrm-cli.jar -lp
 -lrmp,--lrm-path                    Display the LRM Data path.  Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -lrmp
 -nl,--number-of-licenses <number>   Specifies the number of licenses for
                                     a particular group/company
 -nn,--new-name <string>             Specifies the new project name when
                                     renaming a project (-rp)
 -pe,--project-exists                Returns an exit code of 1 if the
                                     project does not exist otherwise 0.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -pe
                                     --project-name MyProject -gn MyGroup
 -pi,--project-inspect               Report on all the files that were
                                     found using the project definition
                                     for the supplied project name.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -r -pi -pn
 -pk,--prep-kit                      Prep a kit. Example: lrm-cli.jar -pk
                                     --project-name MyProject -gn MyGroup
 -pl,--pseudo-loc                    Pseudo Localize project files.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -pl
                                     --project-name MyProject --group-name
 -pn,--project-name <string>         Specifies the project name.
 -ps,--project-status                Report on the productivity and status
                                     of the supplied project name. Example
                                     lrm-cli.jar -r -ps -pn MyProjectName
 -r,--report                         Run a report that is specified by an
                                     additional option. If option `-f` is
                                     not specified then the report is
                                     saved to the default report
                                     directory.  Example: lrm-cli.jar -r
                                     <report option>
 -rik,--reimport-kit                 Reimport the translated kit. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -rik -pn MyProject -kv 2
                                     -f C:/LocationOfImportFiles
 -sdd,--set-due-date                 Set the due date for the specified
                                     locale and prep kit version number.
                                     Due date will be calculated if date
                                     option is not supplied.  If option is
                                     supplied but there is no date then
                                     due date is set to null. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -sdd -pn MyProjectName
                                     -kv 2 -dt 2014-01-27 14:23:30 -lc
                                     es_MX -gn MyGroup
 -si,--source-issues                 Report on the source issues for the
                                     supplied project name. Example:
                                     lrm-cli.jar -r -si -pn MyProjectName
 -tb,--track-back                    Create `Track Back` files for a
                                     project. Example: lrm-cli.jar -tb
                                     --project-name MyProject --group-name
 -ul,--update-license                Update a group/company license.
                                     Example: lrmprocess-cli.jar -ul -gn
                                     Acme -nl 100 -dt 2020-12-31 -lkey
 -up,--update-project                Update a project from an xml file.
                                     Example: lrm-cli.jar -up -f
 -v,--verbose                        Verbose (console logging)
 -vn,--version                       LRM Version

Commands to Know

These commands are necessary to on-board a project and to handle licensing.

To determine the various paths, use the --lrm-path and --l10n-path options which show the base paths for the LRM data and for L10nSteamlining

  java -jar ~/lingoport/lrm-server-x.y/lrm-cli.jar --lrm-path
  java -jar ~/lingoport/lrm-server-x.y/lrm-cli.jar --l10n-path

To make things easier, set up an alias for the command. The examples below will be using the lrm alias

   alias lrm='java -jar ~/lingoport/lrm-server-x.y/lrm-cli.jar'

   lrm --version

Group Commands

List Groups

To see the groups that are currently in the LRM database, run the --list-groups command.

  lrm --list-groups 

To create a project when there are multiple groups use the -gn option. The group name must match that in the MyProject.xml file.

  lrm -cp -f projects/MyProject.xml -gn <group-name> 

To verify that the project was created in a group. If there is only one group the -gn is optional.

  lrm -lp -gn <group-name>

Project Commands

Create a project

  lrm --create-project -f <path to proj.xml file> 

For example:

  lrm -cp -f projects/MyProject.xml 

The -f is the location of the project definition file. See Project Definition for information on the contents of this file.

Delete project

A project can be deleted only on the command line. This command deletes all the project information from the database and cannot be undone.

lrm --deletePproject --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

This will result as a prompt to verify that deleting the project is expected. This command cannot be used in a script.

For example:

lrm -deleteProject -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Export a project

Exporting a project will create a file ProjectDefinition.xml in the reports area. The default location for the reports directory is <HOME>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/reports/<project>. The -f option can be used to create the ProjectDefinition.xml file in a different location.

lrm --export-project --project-name <project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -ep -pn MyProject -gn Blue


lrm -ep -pn MyProject -f /var/tmp -gn Blue

Update a project

After creating a project, there may be times when you want to change some of the LRM options and resources. To update the options:

  1. Export the project to create a ProjectDefinition.xml file
  2. Modify the ProjectDefinition.xml file
  3. Update the project to use the new changes.

First, export the project.

Next, modify the ProjectDefinition.xml file. The file can be modified to detect or skip various errors, which target locales to create and define the resources and their extensions. The file can also be modified to exclude various files in the search.

Update the project using the --update-project option.

lrm --update-project -f <location of ProjectDefinition.xml>

For example:

lrm -up -f <HOME>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/reports/<project>/ProjectDefinition.xml


lrm -up -pn MyProject -f /var/tmp/ProjectDefinition.xml

This will automatically generate Project Inspect reports and their location is shown in the command output. Review those files and verify that the information they contain is appropriate.

Create Pseudo-localized files

Create Trackback files

A trackback file is created from a base resource file. These are special resource files that are used to help developers and/or technical linguists identify the file or the key for that text.

The locale for the trackback file is defined in the LRM project. A typical trackback is br for Breton See Project Locales.

The information that is stored in the trackback file defaults to key|filename. This information is configurable. See for more information.

Example Files (Base Resource File)
key1=This is the value for key1
key2=This is the value for key2 (Trackback file)


The command to create trackback files is:

 java -jar lrm-cli.jar -tb -pn -gn
 java -jar lrm-cli.jar --track-back -pn -gn

Update a license

If the expiration date for a license passes or there are more projects than the licensed number, a new license can be generated. Contact to get a new license. Just like when creating a new group, the following information is needed. The license key will be different than the one previously issued by Lingoport.

  • The group name (-gn)
  • The number of licenses (-nl) - this determines how many projects you can create under this group.
  • The expiration date (-dt)
  • The license key (-lkey) - a 10-digit code provided by Lingoport
lrm --update-license --group-name <group-name> --number-of-licenses <number of licenses> -date <expiration date> --license-key <license key> 

For example:

lrm -ul -gn Blue -nl 100 -dt 2016-12-31 -lkey 9987654321

To verify the change, use the --list-groups command

  lrm -lg

  Name     Max Project     Exp Date       Days Left
  Blue     100             2016-12-31     452
  Process completed successfully.

Create reports

A number of LRM commands will create reports which can assist with creating prep kits and determining problems. Reports are run using the -r option followed by the report to be created in the default location at ~/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/reports/<project>. The -f option can be used to create the report files in different locations. The --group-name is optional if there is only one group defined. Many of the reports created are the same reports used to populate the Lingoport Dashboard.

lrm --report <report option> --project-name <Project> -group-name <group-name>

Files to Prep

Creates the FilesToPrep.xml file.

lrm --report --files-to-prep --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -fp -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Import Issues

Creates the TranslationIssues.xml file for the active import issues.

lrm --report --import-issues --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -ii -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Kit Status

Creates the PrepKitStatus.xml file.

lrm --report --kit-status --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -ks -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Incomplete Kit Status

Creates the IncompletePrepKit.xml file.

lrm --report --kit-status-incomplete --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -ksi -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Inspect Project

Creates the ProjectInspect_<locale>.xml files.

lrm --report --project-inspect --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -pi -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Project Status

Creates the TranslationStatus.xml file.

lrm --report --project-status --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -ps -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Source Issues

Creates the ResourceIssues.xml file.

lrm --report --source-issues --project-name <Project> --group-name <group-name>

For example:

lrm -r -si -pn MyProject -gn Blue

Working with Prep Kits

With Lingoport Resource Manager, much of the prep kit work is done by processes run under the Jenkins framework. This section is provided for troubleshooting purposes. For any questions, contact

Project Inspection

The first step you'll want to take with your new Lingoport Resource Manager Project is to make sure that LRM is finding all the resource files in your source code tree. We use the --project-inspect command to do this; LRM will search for all resources files described by your project's definitions, and create reports for each target locale, named ProjectInspect<locale>.xml, in your LRM Project's reports folder. The base locale

Base locale: The starting locale which will be translated into the target locales.

Target locale: The resulting translations from the base locale. For example if the base locale is en_US (United States English) and a target locale is fr_FR (France french), the resource files will start in English and be translated into French.


lrm --report --project-inspect -pn <project name> -gn <group name>

For the base locale, the resulting ProjectInspect<baseLocale>.xml report contains:

  • The associated LRM project name and source path
  • The locale and whether it is the base locale
  • The total number of resource files found
  • A listing of each resource file

For each target locale, the resulting ProjectInspect<locale>.xml report contains:

  • The associated LRM project name and source path
  • The locale and whether it is the base locale
  • The total number of resource files based on the number of base resource files
  • A listing of each resource file. These files may not currently exist, but will be created once an LRM import is successful

Be sure to check the base locale reports for any errors, including omissions and incorrect duplicate resource files. If you find problems, make sure you have the latest version of your LRM Project's Definition.xml file (use project-export command) and then modify it, possibly adding exclude and include folders to tailor LRM's search for resource files. Run the project-update command to store the latest project definitions and verify with project-inspect reports. The target locale reports will be a reflection of the base locale report, showing you the resource files that will be created for translation.

Exporting and Updating an LRM project

If you want to update an LRM Project's configuration, you should first run the --export-project command to export the latest configuration settings, make any changes, and then run the --update-project command.

For example:

lrm --export-project --project-name <MyProject>

LRM will create a file named ProjectDefinition.xml in your LRM Project's reports folder (<home>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/reports/MyProject), unless you include the -f option to locate it elsewhere, with all the latest settings associated with your LRM Project. Once you modify this file, you can run the LRM --update-project command to update the LRM Project's stored configuration:

lrm --update-project -f <home>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/reports/MyProject

Fixing the Project Definition

If, after running the Project Inspect report, you notice that more files need to included or excluded then fix the project definition by running --update-project and then run the Project Inspect report to verify that the expected files are displayed in the report. Run the following commands until the correct files are included and excluded:

lrm --update-project -f <path to the ProjectDefinition.xml file>
lrm -r --project-inspect -pn <Project Name>

Preparing a Kit

A Kit is what we call the set of resource files that are gathered by LRM, set out for translation, and then integrated back into the source code tree once translated. LRM sets and tracks versions of a Kit so that, as your developers add strings to the base resource files, you can prepare and send out the Kit multiple times. There are a variety of checks that LRM makes on the base resource files to ensure that they are correct, as well as tracking the progress and correctness of the translated resource files. Note: If your project contains translated files, then when prepping your first kit, LRM will not be able to detect if a text change has occurred within a resource string. It will, however, be able to detect added keys or missed translations.

Dry Run Kit Preparation

Once LRM Project's set of resource files has been validated using the --project-inspect command, create the first Kit to send out for translation, using the --prep-kit command. However, to make sure that the Kit has no errors, we recommend that first using the --dry-run option. This will go through the steps of Kit creation, including checking for errors, without actually creating the Kit and storing information in the LRM database.

lrm --prep-kit --dry-run --project-name <project name>

The resulting BaseFileSearch<target locale>.xml report files are located in the reports folder (<home>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/reports/MyProject), unless you include the -f option to locate it elsewhere. Be sure to check all the target locale reports to make sure that the set of resource files is correct. Remember that although the first time you'll be sending out all base resource files for translation, subsequent Kit preparations will only include base resource files that have actually changed since the last time the --prep-kit command was run. In addition, if there are warnings or errors in the base resource files (the default locale), one of these report files will be created: BaseFileSearchErrors<default locale>.xml will contain both errors and warnings; BaseFileSearchWarnings<default locale>.xml will be created if there are only warnings detected. While warnings do not need to be fixed, you must correct all errors in order to create a Kit.

Base resource file errors and warnings detected are:

   ENCODING - the base-file-encoding you set in your LRM Project's definitions xml file does not match. You should fix the encoding of the base resource file and run --prep-kit --dry-run again.
   DUPLICATE_KEY - there is a duplicate string key in the base resource file. Remove the duplicate and run --prep-kit --dry-run again.
   EMPTY_KEY - the value has no corresponding key. Either remove the value from the file or add the appropriate key.
   EMPTY_VALUE - the string key in the base resource file is set to an empty string. This is just a warning and will not prevent you from creating and sending out a Kit
   FILE_TOO_BIG - a base resource file cannot be larger than 16 megabytes. You will need to break up your resource file into multiple files and then run --prep-kit --dry-run again.

In addition to the BaseFileSearch<default locale>.xml report, if you have already run a --prep-kit command and sent files out for translation, then you may also see OutstandingPrepFiles<target locale>.xml reports in the folder. These files will contain all the resource files that have not been received back from translation and subsequently, imported into the source code. If a resource file is 'outstanding' but has changed since the last time it was sent out for translation then it will be included in the prep kit.

If there are duplicate file names, then the report DuplicatePrepFiles<target locale>.xml will be created listing the duplicate file names. This is an indication that another kit will need to be prepared after the current kit has successfully been prepped.

Kit Preparation

With the --dry-run option running successfully, you're ready to prepare a Kit for translation. You do this by running the --prep-kit command with only the LRM project name.

lrm --prep-kit --project-name <project name>

By default, the Kit is created under your 'prep_kit' folder,. Each time you prepare a Kit for your LRM project, LRM will create a folder named PREP_KIT_<version>,(<HOME>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/prep_kit/MyProject), with all the latest settings associated with your LRM Project where <version> is the kit version number. For example, if you ran --prep-kit on your LRM Project named MyProject, the first Kit would be created in the folder (<HOME>/Lingoport_Data/LRM/<group-name>/prep_kit/MyProject/PREP_KIT_1.

The PREP_KIT_<version> contains:

  • A folder for each locale with a copy of each base resource file that has changed since the last time the kit was prepped. If the prep.kit.changes.only option is set in the file then the resource files will contain only the key/value pairs that have changed since the last time the kit was prepped;
  • A BaseFileSearch<target locale>.xml file for each locale describing the base files for the kit;
  • If LRM detected only warnings in your base resource files, then there will also be a BaseFileSearchWarnings<default locale>.xml file describing the warnings.
  • However, if there are errors in the base resource files (rather than just warnings), the PREP_KIT_<version> folder will contain a BaseFileSearchErrors<default locale>.xml file and the kit will not be created. You must correct all errors prior to preparing a kit.

The PREP_KIT_<version> folder is what you send out for translation. The localization vendor will translate the resource files in each of the target locale folders.

Important Note: It is required that the resource files in the target locale folders are translated and returned, maintaining all the other text in the resource files. This is because LRM places a comment tag at the top of each resource file that indicates the LRM Project, Kit version and target locale, which LRM needs during the Kit Import process. An example LRM tag is: MyProjectName_1_5