1. NAME

msgcmp - compare message catalog and template

2. SYNOPSIS

msgcmp [OPTION] def.po ref.pot

3. DESCRIPTION

Compare two Uniforum style .po files to check that both contain the same set of msgid strings. The def.po file is an existing PO file with the translations. The ref.pot file is the last created PO file, or a PO Template file (generally created by xgettext). This is useful for checking that you have translated each and every message in your program. Where an exact match cannot be found, fuzzy matching is used to produce better diagnostics.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

3.1. Input file location:

  • def.po
        translations
  • ref.pot
        references to the sources
  • -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
        add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

3.2. Operation modifiers:

  • -m, --multi-domain
        apply ref.pot to each of the domains in def.po
  • -N, --no-fuzzy-matching
        do not use fuzzy matching
  • --use-fuzzy
        consider fuzzy entries
  • --use-untranslated
        consider untranslated entries

3.3. Input file syntax:

  • -P, --properties-input
        input files are in Java .properties syntax
  • --stringtable-input
        input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

3.4. Informative output:

  • -h, --help
        display this help and exit
  • -V, --version
        output version information and exit

4. AUTHOR

Written by Peter Miller.

5. REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to < >.

6. COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1995-1998, 2000-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

7. SEE ALSO

The full documentation for

msgcmp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the

info and

msgcmp programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info msgcmp

should give you access to the complete manual.