msggrep

pattern matching on message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msggrep [ OPTION ][ INPUTFILE ]

DESCRIPTION

Extracts all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pattern 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 specified 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 -PATTERN.

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

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 = DOMAINNAME select messages belonging to domain DOMAINNAME

-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 criterion

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

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 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.

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

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