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       msguniq - unify duplicate translations in message catalog

       msguniq [OPTION]	[INPUTFILE]

       Unifies	duplicate translations in a translation	catalog.  Finds	dupli-
       cate 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 posi-
       tions will be cumulated.	 When using the	 --unique  option,  duplicates
       are discarded.

       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:
       -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  '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 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.

GNU gettext-tools 20200704	   July	2020			    MSGUNIQ(1)


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