msgfilter - edit translations of message catalog




   Applies a filter to all translations of a translation catalog.

   Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

   Input file location:
   -i, --input=INPUTFILE
          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 -.

   The  FILTER  can  be any program that reads a translation from standard
   input and writes a modified translation to standard output.

   Filter input and output:
          add a newline at the end of input and remove a newline from  the
          end of output

   Useful FILTER-OPTIONs when the FILTER is 'sed':
   -e, --expression=SCRIPT
          add SCRIPT to the commands to be executed

   -f, --file=SCRIPTFILE
          add the contents of SCRIPTFILE to the commands to be executed

   -n, --quiet, --silent
          suppress automatic printing of pattern space

   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

          do not use C escapes in output (default)

   -E, --escape
          use C escapes in output, no extended chars

          write PO file even if empty

          indented output style

          keep header entry unmodified, don't filter it

          suppress '#: filename:line' lines

   -n, --add-location
          preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)

          strict Uniforum output style

   -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 msgfilter is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
   If the info and msgfilter programs are properly installed at your site,
   the command

          info msgfilter

   should give you access to the complete manual.


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