msgfilter man page

msgfilter — edit translations of message catalog




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

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
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
do not use C escapes in output (default)
-E, --escape
use C escapes in output, no extended chars
write PO file even if empty
indented output style
keep header entry unmodified, don't filter it
suppress '#: filename:line' lines
-n, --add-location
preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)
strict Uniforum output style
-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.

Reporting Bugs

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


GNU gettext-tools June 2016