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       msgcmp - compare message catalog and template

       msgcmp [OPTION] def.po ref.pot

       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

   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

              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

       Written by Peter Miller.

       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

       Copyright (C) 1995-1998, 2000-2006 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 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.

GNU gettext-tools 0.16.1         November 2006                       MSGCMP(1)