MSGATTRIB

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: May 2019
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NAME

msgattrib - attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog  

SYNOPSIS

msgattrib [,OPTION/] [,INPUTFILE/]  

DESCRIPTION

Filters the messages of a translation catalog according to their attributes, and manipulates the attributes.

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:

--translated
keep translated, remove untranslated messages
--untranslated
keep untranslated, remove translated messages
--no-fuzzy
remove 'fuzzy' marked messages
--only-fuzzy
keep 'fuzzy' marked messages
--no-obsolete
remove obsolete #~ messages
--only-obsolete
keep obsolete #~ messages
 

Attribute manipulation:

--set-fuzzy
set all messages 'fuzzy'
--clear-fuzzy
set all messages non-'fuzzy'
--set-obsolete
set all messages obsolete
--clear-obsolete
set all messages non-obsolete
--previous
when setting 'fuzzy', keep previous msgids of translated messages.
--clear-previous
remove the "previous msgid" from all messages
--empty
when removing 'fuzzy', also set msgstr empty
--only-file=,FILE/.po
manipulate only entries listed in FILE.po
--ignore-file=,FILE/.po
manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po
--fuzzy
synonym for --only-fuzzy --clear-fuzzy
--obsolete
synonym for --only-obsolete --clear-obsolete
 

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
-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
 

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 in the bug tracker at <https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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 msgattrib is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgattrib programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgattrib

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Input file location:
Output file location:
Message selection:
Attribute manipulation:
Input file syntax:
Output details:
Informative output:
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO
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