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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:

       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.

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