MSGCAT

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

msgcat - combines several message catalogs  

SYNOPSIS

msgcat [,OPTION/] [,INPUTFILE/]...  

DESCRIPTION

Concatenates and merges the specified PO files. Find messages which are common to two or more of the specified PO files. By using the --more-than option, greater commonality may be requested before messages are printed. Conversely, the --less-than option may be used to specify less commonality before messages are printed (i.e. --less-than=,2/ will only print the unique messages). Translations, comments, extracted comments, and file positions will be cumulated, except that if --use-first is specified, they will be taken from the first PO file to define them.

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

Input file location:

INPUTFILE ...
input files
-f, --files-from=,FILE/
get list of input files from FILE
-D, --directory=,DIRECTORY/
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If input file 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:

-<, --less-than=,NUMBER/
print messages with less than this many definitions, defaults to infinite if not set
->, --more-than=,NUMBER/
print messages with more than this many definitions, defaults to 0 if not set
-u, --unique
shorthand for --less-than=,2/, requests that only unique messages be printed
 

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
input files are in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax
 

Output details:

-t, --to-code=,NAME/
encoding for output
--use-first
use first available translation for each message, don't merge several translations
--lang=,CATALOGNAME/
set 'Language' field in the header entry
--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 msgcat is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgcat programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgcat

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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