msgcomm [option] [inputfile]...
msgcomm program finds messages which are common to two or more
of the specified PO files.
By using the
--more-than option, greater commonality may be requested
before messages are printed. Conversely, the
--less-than option may be
used to specify less commonality before messages are printed (i.e.
--less-than=2’ will only print the unique messages). Translations,
comments and extracted comments will be preserved, but only from the first
PO file to define them. File positions from all PO files will be
Read the names of the input files from
file instead of getting
them from the command line.
directory to the list of directories. Source files are
searched relative to this list of directories. The resulting
file will be written relative to the current directory, though.
inputfile is ‘
-’, standard input is read.
Write output to specified file.
The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified
or if it is ‘
Print messages with less than
number definitions, defaults to infinite
if not set.
Print messages with more than
number definitions, defaults to 1 if not
Shorthand for ‘
--less-than=2’. Requests that only unique messages be
Assume the input files are Java ResourceBundles in Java
syntax, not in PO file syntax.
Assume the input files are NeXTstep/GNUstep localized resource files in
.strings syntax, not in PO file syntax.
Specify whether or when to use colors and other text attributes. See The --color option for details.
Specify the CSS style rule file to use for
See The --style option for details.
Always write an output file even if it contains no message.
Write the .po file using indented style.
Do not write ‘
#: filename:line’ lines.
#: filename:line’ lines (default).
type can be either ‘
never’. If it is not given or ‘
full’, it generates the
lines with both file name and line number. If it is ‘
line number part is omitted. If it is ‘
never’, it completely
suppresses the lines (same as
Write out a strict Uniforum conforming PO file. Note that this Uniforum format should be avoided because it doesn’t support the GNU extensions.
Write out a Java ResourceBundle in Java
.properties syntax. Note
that this file format doesn’t support plural forms and silently drops
Write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep localized resource file in
Note that this file format doesn’t support plural forms.
Set the output page width. Long strings in the output files will be
split across multiple lines in order to ensure that each line’s width
(= number of screen columns) is less or equal to the given
Do not break long message lines. Message lines whose width exceeds the output page width will not be split into several lines. Only file reference lines which are wider than the output page width will be split.
Generate sorted output. Note that using this option makes it much harder for the translator to understand each message’s context.
Sort output by file location.
Don’t write header with ‘
msgid ""’ entry.
Display this help and exit.
Output version information and exit.