MSGATTRIB(1) User Commands 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 too.

input PO file
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

write output to specified file

The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -.

keep translated, remove untranslated messages
keep untranslated, remove translated messages
remove 'fuzzy' marked messages
keep 'fuzzy' marked messages
remove obsolete #~ messages
keep obsolete #~ messages

set all messages 'fuzzy'
set all messages non-'fuzzy'
set all messages obsolete
set all messages non-obsolete
when setting 'fuzzy', keep previous msgids of translated messages.
remove the "previous msgid" from all messages
when removing 'fuzzy', also set msgstr empty
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 is in Java .properties syntax
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

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)
use C escapes in output, no extended chars
write PO file even if empty
write the .po file using indented style
do not write '#: filename:line' lines
generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)
write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file
write out a Java .properties file
write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file
set output page width
do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several lines
generate sorted output
sort output by file location

display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Written by Bruno Haible.

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Copyright © 2001-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later https://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.

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.

July 2020 GNU gettext-tools 20200704