In this guide, we use mojito-cli to extract strings from source resource file. Translatable strings are extracted from source resource file and stored in the repository. This process is called push in mojito because extracted strings are “pushed” to mojito.

For mojito supported source resource files, see Supported File Formats.


Let’s say we have the following source resource file in the current working directory.

# Greeting from Main UI
hello = Hello!
# Displayed in the Main UI when user logs out.
bye = Goodbye.  Have a nice day!
mojito push -r MyRepo

This extracts the two strings from the source resource file and stores them in MyRepo repository. The two strings are now visible in mojito and ready to be translated in locales configured in the repository.

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Overriding Source Directory

mojito push -r MyRepo -s relativePath/ProjectA

mojito push -r MyRepo -s /home/explicitPath/ProjectA

By default, mojito searches source resource files from current working directory and its sub-directories. If you have your source resource file in a specific directory, you can use -s parameter to telll mojito where to find source resource files. The above example extracts strings from ProjectA directory using relative path and explicit path.

Specific Source File Type

mojito push -r MyRepo -ft PROPERTIES

By default, mojito processes all supported source resource files in the working directory. If your working directory has many types of source resource files and if you want to only process specific type, you can use -ft parameter. The above example only extracts strings from Java Properties file.

Available file types are XLIFF, MAC_STRING, ANDROID_STRINGS, PROPERTIES, PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME, RESW, RESX, PO. The difference between PROPERTIES and PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME is that the source resource file of PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME has source locale name as the file name. For example, vs.

Overriding Source Locale

mojito push -r MyRepo -sl en-US -ft PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME

mojito uses en as source locale by default. mojito uses soure locale to identity source resource files from localized resource files. For example, if you have and in your working directory, is used as source resource file by default and is considered as localized resource file. The above example overrides the default source locale and use en-US as source locale using -sl parameter. You must use -sl parameter with -ft parameter.

Specific Source File Regex

Let’s say you have the following source resource files in working directory.


You can use regular expression to filter source resource files to push. The following example only processes release-1 related files using -sr parameter for regular expression.

mojito push -r MyRepo -sr "^(release-1).*$"