MSGFILTER

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


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Input file location:
Output file location:
Filter input and output:
Useful FILTER-OPTIONs when the FILTER is 'sed':
Input file syntax:
Output details:
Informative output:
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO
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