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MSGATTRIB(1)			 User Commands			  MSGATTRIB(1)

       msgattrib - attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog

       msgattrib [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

       Filters	the  messages  of a translation	catalog	according to their at-
       tributes, and manipulates the attributes.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are	mandatory  for	short  options

   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	speci-
       fied or if it is	-.

   Message selection:
	      keep translated, remove untranslated messages

	      keep untranslated, remove	translated messages

	      remove 'fuzzy' marked messages

	      keep 'fuzzy' marked messages

	      remove obsolete #~ messages

	      keep obsolete #~ messages

   Attribute manipulation:
	      set all messages 'fuzzy'

	      set all messages non-'fuzzy'

	      set all messages obsolete

	      set all messages non-obsolete

	      when setting 'fuzzy', keep previous msgids  of  translated  mes-

	      remove the "previous msgid" from all messages

	      when removing 'fuzzy', also set msgstr empty

	      manipulate only entries listed in	FILE.po

	      manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po

	      synonym for --only-fuzzy --clear-fuzzy

	      synonym for --only-obsolete --clear-obsolete

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
	      input file is in Java .properties	syntax

	      input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep	.strings syntax

   Output details:
	      use colors and other text	attributes always

	      use  colors and other text attributes if WHEN.  WHEN may be 'al-
	      ways', '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.

       Report	  bugs	  in	the    bug    tracker	 at    <https://savan-> or	by email to <>.

       Copyright (C) 2001-2020 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 msgattrib is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and msgattrib programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

	      info msgattrib

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 20200704	   July	2020			  MSGATTRIB(1)


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