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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 pat‐
tern 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 speci‐
fied 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-PAT‐
TERN.

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

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=DOMAIN

NAME

select messages belonging to domain DOMAIN

NAME

-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 crite‐
rion

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

–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

-n, –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 .

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 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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.7 December 2015 MSGGREP(1)