msgattrib man page

msgattrib — attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog


msgattrib [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]


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

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

keep translated, remove untranslated messages
keep untranslated, remove translated messages
remove 'fuzzy' marked messages
keep 'fuzzy' marked messages
remove obsolete #~ messages
keep obsolete #~ messages

Attribute manipulation

set all messages 'fuzzy'
set all messages non-'fuzzy'
set all messages obsolete
set all messages non-obsolete
when setting 'fuzzy', keep previous msgids of translated messages.
remove the "previous msgid" from all messages
when removing 'fuzzy', also set msgstr empty
manipulate only entries listed in FILE.po
manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po
synonym for --only-fuzzy --clear-fuzzy
synonym for --only-obsolete --clear-obsolete

Input file syntax

-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

Output details

use colors and other text attributes always
use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be 'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.
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
write PO file even if empty
-i, --indent
write the .po file using indented style
do not write '#: filename:line' lines
-n, --add-location
generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)
write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file
-p, --properties-output
write out a Java .properties file
write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file
-w, --width=NUMBER
set output page width
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


Written by Bruno Haible.

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GNU gettext-tools June 2016