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NAME         top

       msgcmp - compare message catalog and template

SYNOPSIS         top

       msgcmp [OPTION] def.po ref.pot

DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

   Input file location:
       def.po translations

              references to the sources

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
              add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

   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

              consider fuzzy entries

              consider untranslated entries

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
              input files are in Java .properties syntax

              input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Peter Miller.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs in the bug tracker at
       <> or by email to

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 1995-2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License
       GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute
       it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       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.

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