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msgcmp – compare message catalog and template
msgcmp [OPTION] def.po ref.pot
Compare two Uniforum style .po files to check that both contain the
same set of msgid strings. The def.po file is an existing PO file with
the translations. The ref.pot file is the last created PO file, or a
PO Template file (generally created by xgettext). This is useful for
checking that you have translated each and every message in your pro‐
gram. Where an exact match cannot be found, fuzzy matching is used to
produce better diagnostics.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
Input file location:
references to the sources
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search
apply ref.pot to each of the domains in def.po
do not use fuzzy matching
consider fuzzy entries
consider untranslated entries
Input file syntax:
input files are in Java .properties syntax
input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Peter Miller.
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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for msgcmp is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
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GNU gettext-tools 0.19.7 December 2015 MSGCMP(1)