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MSGGREP(1)				       GNU				       MSGGREP(1)

       msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog

       msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

       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:
	      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:

       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-PAT-
       TERN, 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.

       MENT-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

	      input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
	      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

	      suppress '#: filename:line' lines

	      preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)

	      strict Uniforum output style

       -p, --properties-output
	      write out a Java .properties file

	      write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file

       -w, --width=NUMBER
	      set output page width

	      do  not  break  long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several

	      generate sorted output

	      sort output by file location

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
	      display this help and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

       Written by Bruno Haible.

       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

       Copyright (C) 2001-2007 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.

       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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.17			  November 2007 			       MSGGREP(1)
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