msgcat


SYNOPSIS
       msgcat [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Concatenates  and  merges  the specified PO files.  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 mes-
       sages 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, com-
       ments   and   extract  comments  will  be  cumulated,  except  that  if
       --use-first is specified, they will be taken 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
              0 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

              set 'Language' field in the header entry

       --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

       -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

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
       Copyright (C) 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 msgcat is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and msgcat programs are properly installed  at  your  site,
       the command

              info msgcat

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU gettext-tools 0.18.1           June 2010                         MSGCAT(1)
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