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       msgfilter - edit	translations of	message	catalog

       msgfilter [OPTION] FILTER [FILTER-OPTION]

       Applies a filter	to all translations of a translation catalog.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options

   Input file location:
       -i, --input=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	-.

       The  FILTER  can	 be any	program	that reads a translation from standard
       input and writes	a modified translation to standard output.

   Filter input	and output:
	      add a newline at the end of input	and remove a newline from  the
	      end of output

   Useful FILTER-OPTIONs when the FILTER is 'sed':
       -e, --expression=SCRIPT
	      add SCRIPT to the	commands to be executed

       -f, --file=SCRIPTFILE
	      add the contents of SCRIPTFILE to	the commands to	be executed

       -n, --quiet, --silent
	      suppress automatic printing of pattern space

   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

	      do not use C escapes in output (default)

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

	      write PO file even if empty

	      indented output style

	      keep header entry	unmodified, don't filter it

	      suppress '#: filename:line' lines

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

	      strict Uniforum output style

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

	      info msgfilter

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 20200704	   July	2020			  MSGFILTER(1)


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