We have two .po files, each from different branches of a piece of software.
We need to combine these into a single .po file.
There are duplicates between the two files, and the ideal handling would be for one file's strings to be favoured (consistently).
We have a SUSE system so the --output-file doesn't seem to have the behaviour of ignoring/merging duplicates which the Sun version has according to a man page I found from a web search. (We do not have a Sun machine handy!)
What you are looking for is the
msgcat util, it concatenates and merges the specified PO dictionaries.
This is part of
gettext utils, for more information please consult gettext manual page on msgcat.
msgmerge [old_file.po] [new_file.po] > output.po
It works for me, but be aware that it does a silly merge, it is, it discards the entries in the old_file (new file overwrites old one).
you can use poedit. To merge your current po-file, you must to open it and click:
- Catalog > Update from POT-file.
- Set the filter to all files and select your second.po file
Poedit will show you new & obsolete strings