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msgfilter - edit translations of message catalog

msgfilter [OPTION] FILTER [FILTER-OPTION]

Applies a filter to all translations of a translation catalog.

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 -.

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

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

add SCRIPT to the commands to be executed
add the contents of SCRIPTFILE to the commands to be executed
suppress automatic printing of pattern space

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
indented output style
keep header entry unmodified, don't filter it
suppress '#: filename:line' lines
preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)
strict Uniforum output style
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.

Report bugs in the bug tracker at https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gettext or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.

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 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.

July 2020 GNU gettext-tools 20200704