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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for msgfilter (redhat section 1)

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

   Output details:
       --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

       -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) 2001-2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.	There is NO warranty; not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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 0.11.4			    July 2002				     MSGFILTER(1)


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