msgfilter

edit translations of message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msgfilter [ OPTION ] FILTER [ FILTER-OPTION ]

DESCRIPTION

Applies a filter to all translations of a translation catalog.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

Input file location:



-i , --input = 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 -.

The FILTER can be any program that reads a translation from standard input and writes a modified translation to standard output.

Filter input and output:



--newline add a newline at the end of input and remove a newline from the end of output

Useful FILTER-OPTIONs when the FILTER is 'sed':



-e , --expression = SCRIPT add SCRIPT to the commands to be executed

-f , --file = SCRIPTFILE add the contents of SCRIPTFILE to the commands to be executed

-n , --quiet , --silent suppress automatic printing of pattern space

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)

-E , --escape use C escapes in output, no extended chars

--force -po write PO file even if empty

--indent indented output style

--keep -header keep header entry unmodified, don't filter it

--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

-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 msgfilter is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgfilter programs are properly installed at your site, the command info msgfilter should give you access to the complete manual.

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

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