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Manual Reference Pages  -  MSGGREP (1)

NAME

msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
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SYNOPSIS

msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

DESCRIPTION

Extracts all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pattern or belong to some given source files.

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 specified or if it is -.

    Message selection:

[-N SOURCEFILE]... [-M DOMAINNAME]... [-J MSGCTXT-PATTERN] [-K MSGID-PATTERN] [-T MSGSTR-PATTERN] [-C COMMENT-PATTERN] [-X EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN]
A message is selected if it comes from one of the specified source files, or if it comes from one of the specified domains, or if -J is given and its context (msgctxt) matches MSGCTXT-PATTERN, or if -K is given and its key (msgid or msgid_plural) matches MSGID-PATTERN, or if -T is given and its translation (msgstr) matches MSGSTR-PATTERN, or if -C is given and the translator’s comment matches COMMENT-PATTERN, or if -X is given and the extracted comment matches EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN.
When more than one selection criterion is specified, the set of selected messages is the union of the selected messages of each criterion.
MSGCTXT-PATTERN or MSGID-PATTERN or MSGSTR-PATTERN or COMMENT-PATTERN or EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN syntax:
[-E | -F] [-e PATTERN | -f FILE]...
PATTERNs are basic regular expressions by default, or extended regular expressions if -E is given, or fixed strings if -F is given.
-N, --location=SOURCEFILE
  select messages extracted from SOURCEFILE
-M, --domain=DOMAINNAME
  select messages belonging to domain DOMAINNAME
-J, --msgctxt
  start of patterns for the msgctxt
-K, --msgid
  start of patterns for the msgid
-T, --msgstr
  start of patterns for the msgstr
-C, --comment
  start of patterns for the translator’s comment
-X, --extracted-comment
  start of patterns for the extracted comment
-E, --extended-regexp
  PATTERN is an extended regular expression
-F, --fixed-strings
  PATTERN is a set of newline-separated strings
-e, --regexp=PATTERN
  use PATTERN as a regular expression
-f, --file=FILE
  obtain PATTERN from FILE
-i, --ignore-case
  ignore case distinctions
-v, --invert-match
  output only the messages that do not match any selection criterion

    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
--no-escape
  do not use C escapes in output (default)
--escape
  use C escapes in output, no extended chars
--force-po
  write PO file even if empty
--indent
  indented output style
--no-location
  suppress ’#: filename:line’ lines
-n, --add-location
  preserve ’#: filename:line’ lines (default)
--strict
  strict Uniforum output style
-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
--sort-output
  generate sorted output
--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 © 2001-2010 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 msggrep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msggrep programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msggrep
should give you access to the complete manual.
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