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msguniq - unify duplicate translations in message catalog




Unifies duplicate translations in a translation catalog. Finds duplicate translations of the same message ID. Such duplicates are invalid input for other programs like msgfmt, msgmerge or msgcat. By default, duplicates are merged together. When using the --repeated option, only duplicates are output, and all other messages are discarded. Comments and extracted comments will be cumulated, except that if --use-first is specified, they will be taken from the first translation. File positions will be cumulated. When using the --unique option, duplicates are discarded.

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

Input file location:

  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:

-d, --repeated
  print only duplicates
-u, --unique
  print only unique messages, discard duplicates

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
  input file is in Java .properties syntax
  input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

Output details:

-t, --to-code=NAME
  encoding for output
  use first available translation for each message, don’t merge several translations
-e, --no-escape
  do not use C escapes in output (default)
-E, --escape
  use C escapes in output, no extended chars
  write PO file even if empty
-i, --indent
  write the .po file using indented style
  do not write ’#: filename:line’ lines
-n, --add-location
  generate ’#: filename:line’ lines (default)
  write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file
-p, --properties-output
  write out a Java .properties file
  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


Written by Bruno Haible.


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