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       msgcat -	combines several message catalogs

       msgcat [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...

       Concatenates  and  merges  the specified	PO files.  Find	messages which
       are common to two or more of the	specified  PO  files.	By  using  the
       --more-than  option,  greater  commonality may be requested before mes-
       sages are printed.  Conversely, the --less-than option may be  used  to
       specify	 less	commonality   before   messages	  are	printed	 (i.e.
       --less-than=2 will only print the unique	messages).  Translations, com-
       ments, extracted	comments, and file positions will be cumulated,	except
       that if --use-first is specified, they will be taken from the first  PO
       file to define them.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE ...
	      input files

       -f, --files-from=FILE
	      get list of input	files from FILE

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
	      add DIRECTORY to list for	input files search

       If input	file 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:
       -<, --less-than=NUMBER
	      print messages with less than this many definitions, defaults to
	      infinite if not set

       ->, --more-than=NUMBER
	      print messages with more than this many definitions, defaults to
	      0	if not set

       -u, --unique
	      shorthand	 for --less-than=2, requests that only unique messages
	      be printed

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

	      input files are 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

	      set 'Language' field in the header entry

	      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 msgcat is maintained as  a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the	info  and msgcat programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

	      info msgcat

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 20200704	   July	2020			     MSGCAT(1)


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