Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 2020
msgcmp - compare message catalog and template
] ,def.po ref.pot/
Compare two Uniforum style .po files to check that both contain the same
set of msgid strings. The def.po file is an existing PO file with the
translations. The ref.pot file is the last created PO file, or a PO Template
file (generally created by xgettext). This is useful for checking that
you have translated each and every message in your program. Where an exact
match cannot be found, fuzzy matching is used to produce better diagnostics.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
Input file location:
references to the sources
- -D, --directory=,DIRECTORY/
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search
- -m, --multi-domain
apply ref.pot to each of the domains in def.po
- -N, --no-fuzzy-matching
do not use fuzzy matching
consider fuzzy entries
consider untranslated entries
Input file syntax:
- -P, --properties-input
input files are in Java .properties syntax
input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings
- -h, --help
display this help and exit
- -V, --version
output version information and exit
Written by Peter Miller.
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