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Exports to a gettext translation file.

See Drupal Core: \Drupal\locale\Form\ExportForm::submitForm


  • drush locale:export nl > nl.po. Export the Dutch translations with all types.
  • drush locale:export nl --types=customized,not-customized > nl.po. Export the Dutch customized and not customized translations.
  • drush locale:export --template > drupal.pot. Export the source strings only as template file for translation.


  • [langcode]. The language code of the exported translations.


  • --template. POT file output of extracted source texts to be translated.
  • --types=TYPES. A comma separated list of string types to include, defaults to all types. Recognized values: not-customized, customized, not-translated

Global Options

  • -v|vv|vvv, --verbose. Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug
  • -y, --yes. Auto-accept the default for all user prompts. Equivalent to --no-interaction.
  • -l, --uri=URI. A base URL for building links and selecting a multi-site. Defaults to https://default.
  • To see all global options, run drush topic and pick the first choice.


  • locale-export


  • An argument or option with square brackets is optional.
  • Any default value is listed at end of arg/option description.
  • An ellipsis indicates that an argument accepts multiple values separated by a space.