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 specified 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 messages.

--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

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs in the bug tracker at <https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug -gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2001 -2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
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.

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

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