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msguniq - unify duplicate translations in message catalog  


msguniq [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]  


Unifies duplicate translations in a translation catalog. Finds duplicate translations of the same message ID. Such duplicates are invalid input for other programs like msgfmt, msgmerge or msgcat. By default, duplicates are merged together. When using the --repeated option, only duplicates are output, and all other messages are discarded. Comments and extracted comments will be cumulated, except that if --use-first is specified, they will be taken from the first translation. File positions will be cumulated. When using the --unique option, duplicates are discarded.

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:

-d, --repeated
print only duplicates
-u, --unique
print only unique messages, discard duplicates

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

Output details:

-t, --to-code=NAME
encoding for output
use first available translation for each message, don't merge several translations
use colors and other text attributes always
use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be 'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.
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
write PO file even if empty
-i, --indent
write the .po file using indented style
do not write '#: filename:line' lines
-n, --add-location
generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)
write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file
-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 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


Written by Bruno Haible.  


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Copyright © 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
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 msguniq is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msguniq programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msguniq

should give you access to the complete manual.



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