msgcomm man page

msgcomm — match two message catalogs

Synopsis

msgcomm [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...

Description

Find messages which are common to two or more of the specified PO files. By using the --more-than option, greater commonality may be requested before messages are printed. Conversely, the --less-than option may be used to specify less commonality before messages are printed (i.e. --less-than=2 will only print the unique messages). Translations, comments and extracted comments will be preserved, but only from the first PO file to define them. File positions from all PO files will be cumulated.

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

Input file location

INPUTFILE ...
input files
-f, --files-from=FILE
get list of input files from FILE
-D, --directory=DIRECTORY
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If input file 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

-<, --less-than=NUMBER
print messages with less than this many definitions, defaults to infinite if not set
->, --more-than=NUMBER
print messages with more than this many definitions, defaults to 1 if not set
-u, --unique
shorthand for --less-than=2, requests that only unique messages be printed

Input file syntax

-P, --properties-input
input files are in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
input files are 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
--omit-header
don't write header with 'msgid ""' entry

Informative output

-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
output version information and exit

Author

Written by Peter Miller.

Reporting Bugs

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

Info

June 2016 GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1 GNU