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NAME         top

       msgcat - combines several message catalogs

SYNOPSIS         top

       msgcat [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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
       messages 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,
       comments, 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
       too.

   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
       specified 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

       --stringtable-input
              input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
       -t, --to-code=NAME
              encoding for output

       --use-first
              use first available translation for each message, don't merge
              several translations

       --lang=CATALOGNAME
              set 'Language' field in the header entry

       --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

       -e, --no-escape
              do not use C escapes in output (default)

       -E, --escape
              use C escapes in output, no extended chars

       --force-po
              write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
              write the .po file using indented style

       --no-location
              do not write '#: filename:line' lines

       -n, --add-location
              generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)

       --strict
              write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file

       -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

       -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

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2001-2016 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.

SEE ALSO         top

       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.

COLOPHON         top

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GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1.6-c77646July 2016                        MSGCAT(1)