msgattrib(1)



MSGATTRIB(1)                          GNU                         MSGATTRIB(1)

NAME
       msgattrib - attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgattrib [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

DESCRIPTION
       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:
       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 speci-
       fied or if it is -.

   Message selection:
       --translated
              keep translated, remove untranslated messages

       --untranslated
              keep untranslated, remove translated messages

       --no-fuzzy
              remove 'fuzzy' marked messages

       --only-fuzzy
              keep 'fuzzy' marked messages

       --no-obsolete
              remove obsolete #~ messages

       --only-obsolete
              keep obsolete #~ messages

   Attribute manipulation:
       --set-fuzzy
              set all messages 'fuzzy'

       --clear-fuzzy
              set all messages non-'fuzzy'

       --set-obsolete
              set all messages obsolete

       --clear-obsolete
              set all messages non-obsolete

       --previous
              when setting 'fuzzy', keep previous msgids  of  translated  mes-
              sages.

       --clear-previous
              remove the "previous msgid" from all messages

       --empty
              when removing 'fuzzy', also set msgstr empty

       --only-file=FILE.po
              manipulate only entries listed in FILE.po

       --ignore-file=FILE.po
              manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po

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

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

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

       --stringtable-input
              input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
       --color
              use colors and other text attributes always

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

       --style=STYLEFILE
              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

       --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:
       -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 (C) 2001-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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

              info msgattrib

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1         June 2016                      MSGATTRIB(1)

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