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MSGGREP


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NAME

msggrep − pattern matching on message catalog

SYNOPSIS

msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

DESCRIPTION

Extracts all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pattern or belong to some given source files.

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

Input file location:
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 -.

Message selection:

[-N SOURCEFILE]... [-M DOMAINNAME]... [-J MSGCTXT-PATTERN] [-K MSGID-PATTERN] [-T MSGSTR-PATTERN] [-C COMMENT-PATTERN] [-X EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN]

A message is selected if it comes from one of the specified source files, or if it comes from one of the specified domains, or if −J is given and its context (msgctxt) matches MSGCTXT-PATTERN, or if −K is given and its key (msgid or msgid_plural) matches MSGID-PATTERN, or if −T is given and its translation (msgstr) matches MSGSTR-PATTERN, or if −C is given and the translator’s comment matches COMMENT-PATTERN, or if −X is given and the extracted comment matches EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN.

When more than one selection criterion is specified, the set of selected messages is the union of the selected messages of each criterion.

MSGCTXT-PATTERN or MSGID-PATTERN or MSGSTR-PATTERN or COMMENT-PATTERN or EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN syntax:

[-E | −F] [-e PATTERN | −f FILE]...

PATTERNs are basic regular expressions by default, or extended regular expressions if −E is given, or fixed strings if −F is given.
−N
, −−location=SOURCEFILE

select messages extracted from SOURCEFILE

−M, −−domain=DOMAINNAME

select messages belonging to domain DOMAINNAME

−J, −−msgctxt

start of patterns for the msgctxt

−K, −−msgid

start of patterns for the msgid

−T, −−msgstr

start of patterns for the msgstr

−C, −−comment

start of patterns for the translator’s comment

−X, −−extracted−comment

start of patterns for the extracted comment

−E, −−extended−regexp

PATTERN is an extended regular expression

−F, −−fixed−strings

PATTERN is a set of newline-separated strings

−e, −−regexp=PATTERN

use PATTERN as a regular expression

−f, −−file=FILE

obtain PATTERN from FILE

−i, −−ignore−case

ignore case distinctions

−v, −−invert−match

output only the messages that do not match any selection criterion

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)

−−escape

use C escapes in output, no extended chars

−−force−po

write PO file even if empty

−−indent

indented output style

−−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

−−sort−output

generate sorted output

−−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 msggrep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msggrep programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info msggrep

should give you access to the complete manual.

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