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       pospell - Run a program on the translation strings of a .po-file

       pospell	[-l  language ]	[-fsv] -n pofile -p program [--	[ arguments...

       pospell copies the translations from the	pofile	to  a  temporary  file
       (called the spellfile) and then calls program with its arguments.  pro-
       gram is supposed	to somehow change the spellfile.  It  is  typically  a
       spell  checker.	Afterwards the possibly	changed	translations in	spell-
       file is copied back into	the pofile.

       If pofile is specified as - then	pospell	will act  as  a	 filter,  i.e.
       standard	input and standard output will be used.

       %f in the arguments will	be expanded to the name	of the spellfile, or -
       if the -f option	is used. Use %%	for a real % character.

       All comment lines in the	pofile are replaced with lines with "#"	as the
       only  character in the spellfile.  The msgid strings with original text
       in the pofile are replaced with lines with ">"  and  "]"	 as  the  only
       characters  in  the  spellfile.	 The  msgstr strings with file headers
       (i.e. strings without corresponding msgid strings)  are	replaced  with
       lines  with ")" and "]" as the only characters in the spellfile.	 Don't
       change or remove	these lines from the spellfile - they  are  used  when
       the spellfile and the pofile are	merged together	after running the pro-

       The normal msgstr  strings  are	copied	to  the	 spellfile  with  some
       changes:	 1)  The  word msgstr and everything else before the string is
       replaced	by a "+" character.  2)	Strings	with C escape  sequences  fol-
       lowed  by  a  letter  like  "one\ttwo"  are split to parts like "one\t"
       "two".  3) Leading whitespace in	continuation lines  is	removed.   The
       changes	of kind	1) and 2) are undone when the spellfile	is copied back
       into the	pofile,	but removed whitespace will not	be restored.

       -f     The called program is a filter so	don't make a  temporary	 file,
	      but  pipe	 the  spellfile	to its standard	input and read it back
	      from its standard	output.

       -l language
	      Only translations	with the indicated language code are copied to
	      the spellfile.

       -s     Quit  with  an  error message if unrecognized items are found in
	      the pofile or spellfile.

       -v     Print the	version	and exit.

       pospell uses one	or two temporary files with names given	 by  the  tmp-
       nam(3) function.

       If some system call gives an unexpected error pospell will stop immedi-
       ately with an error message leaving its temporary files.

       Byrial Jensen <>

       The GNU gettext utilities.


Unix				  APRIL	2000			    pospell(1)


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