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MSGFILTER(1)				       GNU				     MSGFILTER(1)

NAME
       msgfilter - edit translations of message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgfilter [OPTION] FILTER [FILTER-OPTION]

DESCRIPTION
       Applies a filter to all translations of a translation catalog.

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

   Input file location:
       -i, --input=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 -.

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

   Useful FILTER-OPTIONs when the FILTER is 'sed':
       -e, --expression=SCRIPT
	      add SCRIPT to the commands to be executed

       -f, --file=SCRIPTFILE
	      add the contents of SCRIPTFILE to the commands to be executed

       -n, --quiet, --silent
	      suppress automatic printing of pattern space

   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)

       -E, --escape
	      use C escapes in output, no extended chars

       --force-po
	      write PO file even if empty

       --indent
	      indented output style

       --keep-header
	      keep header entry unmodified, don't filter it

       --no-location
	      suppress '#: filename:line' lines

       --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

       -s, --sort-output
	      generate sorted output

       -F, --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 (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 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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.18.1		    June 2010				     MSGFILTER(1)
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