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

       -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

   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

       -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 (C) 2001-2002 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 0.11.4                 July 2002                        MSGGREP(1)