MSGGREP(1)                            GNU                           MSGGREP(1)


       msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog


       msggrep [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]


       Extracts  all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pat-
       tern or belong to some given source files.

       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:
              [-N SOURCEFILE]... [-M DOMAINNAME]...   [-K  MSGID-PATTERN]  [-T

       A  message  is  selected  if  it comes from one of the specified source
       files, or if it comes from one of the specified domains, or  if  -K  is
       given  and its key (msgid or msgid_plural) matches MSGID-PATTERN, or if
       -T is given and its translation (msgstr) matches MSGSTR-PATTERN, or  if
       -C is given and the translator’s comment matches COMMENT-PATTERN.

       When  more  than  one  selection  criterion  is  specified,  the set of
       selected messages is the union of the selected messages of each  crite-

              [-E | -F] [-e PATTERN | -f FILE]...

       PATTERNs  are basic regular expressions by default, or extended regular
       expressions if -E is given, or fixed strings if -F is given.

       -N, --location=SOURCEFILE
              select messages extracted from SOURCEFILE

       -M, --domain=DOMAINNAME
              select messages belonging to domain DOMAINNAME

       -K, --msgid
              start of patterns for the msgid

       -T, --msgstr
              start of patterns for the msgstr

       -C, --comment
              start of patterns for the translator’s comment

       -E, --extended-regexp
              PATTERN is an extended regular expression

       -F, --fixed-strings
              PATTERN is a set of newline-separated strings

       -e, --regexp=PATTERN
              use PATTERN as a regular expression

       -f, --file=FILE
              obtain PATTERN from FILE

       -i, --ignore-case
              ignore case distinctions

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

              input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
              do not use C escapes in output (default)

              use C escapes in output, no extended chars

              write PO file even if empty

              indented output style

              suppress ’#: filename:line’ lines

              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

              generate sorted output

              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 to <>.


       Copyright © 2001-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR


       The  full  documentation for msggrep is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and msggrep programs are properly installed at  your  site,
       the command

              info msggrep

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.14.3          March 2005                        MSGGREP(1)

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