[Geany-Users] Merging pot file into a po file using POHelper

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Fri Feb 28 19:46:47 UTC 2020

Le 26/02/2020 à 20:02, Patrick ZAJDA via Users a écrit :
> Hello,
> Is there a way to use PoHelper plugin to merge a pot file into the
> currently edited po file?

No there is not ATM, you're expected to use `msgmerge` directly.

I probably could add this feature by calling `msgmerge` under the hood,
it shouldn't be too complex and can be handy; but the main goal of the
plugin was on easing editing, while leaving the plumbing to others (as
usually extracting, merging and such are done by a build system).

This said, if you have a way of automatically determining the pot file
to use, you could leverage the build commands to that effect, with the
downside you'd have to reload the po file afterward.  On a typical
Autotools-based package, you can probably get away with something like :

> msgmerge -U "%f" "$(sed -rn "s/^[[:blank:]]*PACKAGE=['\"]([-+_a-zA-Z0-9]+)['\"][[:blank:]]*$/\1/p" "$(dirname "%f)/../configure").pot"
…or anything more or less convoluted that works for you :)


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