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msgattrib - attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog


msgattrib [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]


Filters the messages of a translation catalog according to their attributes, and
manipulates the attributes.

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:
keep translated, remove untranslated messages

keep untranslated, remove translated messages

remove 'fuzzy' marked messages

keep 'fuzzy' marked messages

remove obsolete #~ messages

keep obsolete #~ messages

Attribute manipulation:
set all messages 'fuzzy'

set all messages non-'fuzzy'

set all messages obsolete

set all messages non-obsolete

when setting 'fuzzy', keep previous msgids of translated messages.

remove the "previous msgid" from all messages

when removing 'fuzzy', also set msgstr empty

manipulate only entries listed in FILE.po

manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po

synonym for --only-fuzzy --clear-fuzzy

synonym for --only-obsolete --clear-obsolete

Input file syntax:
-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax

input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

Output details:
use colors and other text attributes always

use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be 'always', 'never',
'auto', or 'html'.

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

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

do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several

-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

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