MSGATTRIB(1)                          GNU                         MSGATTRIB(1)


       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

   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 speci-
       fied 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

              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:
       -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 © 2001-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR


       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 0.14.3          March 2005                      MSGATTRIB(1)

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