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MSGGREP

Section: GNU (1)
Updated: November 2006
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NAME

msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog  

SYNOPSIS

msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]  

DESCRIPTION

Extracts all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pattern or belong to some given source files.

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:

[-N SOURCEFILE]... [-M DOMAINNAME]... [-J MSGCTXT-PATTERN] [-K MSGID-PATTERN] [-T MSGSTR-PATTERN] [-C COMMENT-PATTERN] [-X EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN]

A message is selected if it comes from one of the specified source files, or if it comes from one of the specified domains, or if -J is given and its context (msgctxt) matches MSGCTXT-PATTERN, or if -K is given and its key (msgid or msgid_plural) matches MSGID-PATTERN, or if -T is given and its translation (msgstr) matches MSGSTR-PATTERN, or if -C is given and the translator's comment matches COMMENT-PATTERN, or if -X is given and the extracted comment matches EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN.

When more than one selection criterion is specified, the set of selected messages is the union of the selected messages of each criterion.

MSGCTXT-PATTERN or MSGID-PATTERN or MSGSTR-PATTERN or COMMENT-PATTERN or EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN syntax:

[-E | -F] [-e PATTERN | -f FILE]...

PATTERNs are basic regular expressions by default, or extended regular expressions if -E is given, or fixed strings if -F is given.

-N, --location=SOURCEFILE
select messages extracted from SOURCEFILE
-M, --domain=DOMAINNAME
select messages belonging to domain DOMAINNAME
-J, --msgctxt
start of patterns for the msgctxt
-K, --msgid
start of patterns for the msgid
-T, --msgstr
start of patterns for the msgstr
-C, --comment
start of patterns for the translator's comment
-X, --extracted-comment
start of patterns for the extracted comment
-E, --extended-regexp
PATTERN is an extended regular expression
-F, --fixed-strings
PATTERN is a set of newline-separated strings
-e, --regexp=PATTERN
use PATTERN as a regular expression
-f, --file=FILE
obtain PATTERN from FILE
-i, --ignore-case
ignore case distinctions
-v, --invert-match
output only the messages that do not match any selection criterion
 

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:

--no-escape
do not use C escapes in output (default)
--escape
use C escapes in output, no extended chars
--force-po
write PO file even if empty
--indent
indented output style
--no-location
suppress '#: filename:line' lines
--add-location
preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)
--strict
strict Uniforum output style
-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
--sort-output
generate sorted output
--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 msggrep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msggrep programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msggrep

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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SYNOPSIS
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Input file location:
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Input file syntax:
Output details:
Informative output:
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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