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NAME

msguniq – unify duplicate translations in message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msguniq [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

DESCRIPTION

Unifies duplicate translations in a translation catalog. Finds dupli‐
cate translations of the same message ID. Such duplicates are invalid
input for other programs like msgfmt, msgmerge or msgcat. By default,
duplicates are merged together. When using the –repeated option, only
duplicates are output, and all other messages are discarded. Comments
and extracted comments will be cumulated, except that if –use-first is
specified, they will be taken from the first translation. File posi‐
tions will be cumulated. When using the –unique option, duplicates
are discarded.

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:
-d, –repeated
print only duplicates

-u, –unique
print only unique messages, discard duplicates

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:
-t, –to-code=

NAME

encoding for output

–use-first
use first available translation for each message, don’t merge
several translations

–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 msguniq is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and msguniq programs are properly installed at your site,
the command

info msguniq

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.7 December 2015 MSGUNIQ(1)