msgcomm



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NAME

       msgcomm - match two message catalogs


SYNOPSIS

       msgcomm [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...


DESCRIPTION

       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 and extract comments will be preserved, but only
       from  the  first  PO  file  to define them.  File positions from all PO
       files will be cumulated.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are  mandatory  for  short  options
       too.

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE ...
              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 speci-
       fied 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
              1 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

       --stringtable-input
              input files are 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

       --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

       --omit-header
              don’t write header with ‘msgid ""’ entry

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit


AUTHOR

       Written by Peter Miller.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1995-1998, 2000-2005 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
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

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

              info msgcomm

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU gettext-tools 0.14.3          March 2005                        MSGCOMM(1)

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