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MSGATTRIB

Section: GNU (1)
Updated: November 2006
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NAME

msgattrib - attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog  

SYNOPSIS

msgattrib [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]  

DESCRIPTION

Filters the messages of a translation catalog according to their attributes, and manipulates the attributes.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.  

Input file location:

INPUTFILE
input PO file
-D, --directory=DIRECTORY
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.  

Output file location:

-o, --output-file=FILE
write output to specified file

The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -.  

Message selection:

--translated
keep translated, remove untranslated messages
--untranslated
keep untranslated, remove translated messages
--no-fuzzy
remove 'fuzzy' marked messages
--only-fuzzy
keep 'fuzzy' marked messages
--no-obsolete
remove obsolete #~ messages
--only-obsolete
keep obsolete #~ messages
 

Attribute manipulation:

--set-fuzzy
set all messages 'fuzzy'
--clear-fuzzy
set all messages non-'fuzzy'
--set-obsolete
set all messages obsolete
--clear-obsolete
set all messages non-obsolete
--clear-previous
remove the "previous msgid" from all messages
--only-file=FILE.po
manipulate only entries listed in FILE.po
--ignore-file=FILE.po
manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po
--fuzzy
synonym for --only-fuzzy --clear-fuzzy
--obsolete
synonym for --only-obsolete --clear-obsolete
 

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax
 

Output details:

-e, --no-escape
do not use C escapes in output (default)
-E, --escape
use C escapes in output, no extended chars
--force-po
write PO file even if empty
-i, --indent
write the .po file using indented style
--no-location
do not write '#: filename:line' lines
-n, --add-location
generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)
--strict
write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file
-p, --properties-output
write out a Java .properties file
--stringtable-output
write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file
-w, --width=NUMBER
set output page width
--no-wrap
do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several lines
-s, --sort-output
generate sorted output
-F, --sort-by-file
sort output by file location
 

Informative output:

-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for msgattrib is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgattrib programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgattrib

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Input file location:
Output file location:
Message selection:
Attribute manipulation:
Input file syntax:
Output details:
Informative output:
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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