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msgcat - Unix, Linux Command


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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 and extract comments will be cumulated, except that if --use-first is specified, they will be taken from the first PO file to define them. File positions from all PO files will be cumulated.

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

Input file location:

TagDescription
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:

TagDescription
-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:

TagDescription
-<, --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:

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

Output details:

TagDescription
-t, --to-code=NAME
  encoding for output
--use-first
  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
--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:

TagDescription
-h, --help display this help and exit
-V, --version
  output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

msgcat is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgcat programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info msgcat
should give you access to the complete manual.

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