msgcat - combines several message catalogs


   msgcat [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...


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

   Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

   Input file location:
          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:
   -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:
   -<, --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:
   -P, --properties-input
          input files are in Java .properties syntax

          input files are 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

          set 'Language' field in the header entry

          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 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.


   Report bugs to <>.


   Copyright    2001-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
   GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
   This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


   The  full  documentation  for msgcat is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
   If the info and msgcat programs are properly installed  at  your  site,
   the command

          info msgcat

   should give you access to the complete manual.


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