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msggrep (1)

Name

msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog

Synopsis

msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

Description

MSGGREP(1)                       User Commands                      MSGGREP(1)



NAME
       msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

DESCRIPTION
       Extracts  all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pat-
       tern 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 speci-
       fied 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-PAT-
       TERN.

       When  more  than  one  selection  criterion  is  specified,  the set of
       selected messages is the union of the selected messages of each  crite-
       rion.

       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 crite-
              rion

   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    in    the    bug    tracker    at     <https://savan-
       nah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2001-2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | text/gnu-gettext |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+

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.



NOTES
       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source   was   downloaded   from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/get-
       text-0.20.1.tar.xz.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext.



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