msguniq man page

msguniq — unify duplicate translations in message catalog




Unifies duplicate translations in a translation catalog. Finds duplicate translations of the same message ID. Such duplicates are invalid input for other programs like msgfmt, msgmerge or msgcat. By default, duplicates are merged together. When using the --repeated option, only duplicates are output, and all other messages are discarded. Comments and extracted comments will be cumulated, except that if --use-first is specified, they will be taken from the first translation. File positions will be cumulated. When using the --unique option, duplicates are discarded.

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

-d, --repeated
print only duplicates
-u, --unique
print only unique messages, discard duplicates

Input file syntax

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

Output details

-t, --to-code=NAME
encoding for output
use first available translation for each message, don't merge several translations
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