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MSGATTRIB(1) GNU MSGATTRIB(1)

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 speci‐
fied 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

–previous
when setting ‘fuzzy’, keep previous msgids of translated mes‐
sages.

–clear-previous
remove the “previous msgid” from all messages

–empty
when removing ‘fuzzy’, also set msgstr empty

–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:
–color
use colors and other text attributes always

–color=WHEN
use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be
‘always’, ‘never’, ‘auto’, or ‘html’.

–style=STYLEFILE
specify CSS style rule file for –color

-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 .

COPRYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+:
GNU GPL version 3 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.7 December 2015 MSGATTRIB(1)

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