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NAME

msgfilter − edit translations of message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msgfilter [OPTION] FILTER [FILTER-OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

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:
−−newline

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

−−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

−−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

−−indent

indented output style

−−keep−header

keep header entry unmodified, don’t filter it

−−no−location

suppress ’#: filename:line’ lines

−n, −−add−location

preserve ’#: filename:line’ lines (default)

−−strict

strict Uniforum output style

−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>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for msgfilter is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgfilter programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info msgfilter

should give you access to the complete manual.


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