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       potool - program for manipulating gettext po files


       potool      FILENAME1      [      FILENAME2      ]     [-f     f|nf|t|nt|nth|o|no]     [-n
       ctxt|id|str|cmt|ucmt|pcmt|scmt|dcmt|tr|linf]...  [-s] [-p] [-c]

       potool -h


       potool works in two (so far) modes. The first mode requires providing one file  name,  and
       works  as a filter. In the second mode, the program replaces the translations in FILENAME1
       with the translations from FILENAME2.  (So FILENAME1 is the base po file, while  FILENAME2
       is our working copy.)


       -f filter
              Determines  which  po  file  entries  should  be retained.  In the second mode, the
              filters are applied only to FILENAME2 (the working copy).  Existing filters are:
              t   - translated entries
              nt  - untranslated entries
              nth - untranslated entries and the header
              f   - fuzzy entries
              nf  - entries that are not fuzzy
              o   - obsolete entries
              no  - non-obsolete entries
              It is possible to stack filters, by specifying multiple -f options.

       -n filter
              Determines which po file entries parts should not be retained.  Any  number  of  -n
              options is allowed. Valid parameters are:
              ctxt  - don't write 'ctxt' parts
              id    - don't write 'id' parts
              str   - don't write 'str' parts
              tr    - don't write translations
              ucmt  - don't write user's comments
              pcmt  - don't write the comments regarding position in source files
              scmt  - don't write special comments ('#, fuzzy, c-format, ...')
              dcmt  - don't write reserved comments (usually starting with a dot)
              cmt   - don't write any comments
              linf  - change source line numbers to '1'.

              The  last  parameter  is  useful when you need to compare two po or pot files using
              diff(1) as it usually returns lots of unimportant line number changes otherwise.

       -s     Don't display the entries themselves, only their count.

       -p     causes potool to keep the formatting of the file intact. Without this  option,  all
              strings  will  be re-wrapped in the output at newlines or word boundaries to fit in
              80 columns.

       -c     Overwrite all msgstrs with their msgids.

       -h     Display short usage help.


       potool x.po -s -ft
              displays the number of translated entries. See also postats(1).

       potool x.po -nstr
              Deletes all translations - so you can start from scratch! :-)

       potool x.po -ft && potool x.po -fnt
              displays firstly the translated and then the non-translated entries from file  x.po
              (reverse order is not recommended because of the first "header" entry).  The output
              contains all information from x.po, with the difference that  untranslated  entries
              are located together in a single place.

       potool x.po -fnt > tmp.po && editor tmp.po && potool x.po tmp.po
              lets  you  easily  add  new translations, without looking at the already translated

       The last two examples are implemented as the potooledit(1) program.


       By default, the program re-wraps lines in all strings in the output. See the -p option.


       potooledit(1), postats(1), msgmerge(1), msgfmt(1).


       Potool was written by Zbigniew Chyla  and  is  now  being  maintained  by  Marcin  Owsiany

                                        September 15, 2012                              POTOOL(1)