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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.

   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
	      'always', '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

	      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 to <>.

       Copyright © 2001-2010 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 0.18.1	   June 2010			  MSGFILTER(1)

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