msgattrib man page

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

Author

Written by Bruno Haible.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

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.

Referenced By

pocompendium(1).

June 2016 GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1