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pomigrate2 - Migrates PO files from an old version using new POT files.


pomigrate [options] from to new-templates

Where from is a directory of existing PO files, to is the directory where the migrated PO
files will be stored, and new-templates is the directory that contains the PO Template


pomigrate2 aims to move an existing translation to a new version based on updated PO
Template files automatically without user intervention. Therefore it is ideal for when
you are migrating many languages or migrating from related but divergent products eg
Mozilla to Firefox.


-F, --use-fuzzy-matching
use fuzzy algorithms when merging to attempt to match strings

-C, --use-compendium
create and use a compendium built from the migrating files

-C, --use-compendium=some-compendium.po
use an external compendium during the migration

do not wrap long lines

set locale for newly born files

-q, --quiet
suppress most output

-p, --pot2po
use pot2po(1) instead of msgmerge(1) to migrate (you cannot use compendia)


pomigrate2 makes use of the Gettext tools msgmerge or Translate Toolkits pot2po to perform
its merging tasks.

It firstly finds all files with the same name and location in the from directory as in the
new-template directory and copies these to the to directory. If there is no file in the
from directory to match one needed by the new-template directory then it will msgcat(1)
all files in the from directory with the same name and copy them to the correct
destination in the to directory. If all of that fails then msginit(1) is used to
initialise any missing PO files.

Lastly all the files in <to> are merged using msgmerge(1) or pot2po(1). This process
updates the files to match the layout and messages in new-templates. Optionally, by using
--use-compendium, a compendium of all the translations in from can be created to be used
in the final merge process.

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