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A script to extract GetText (.po) file entries with Python
# coding: utf-8
"""Extract entries from GetText (.po) file.
print __script__ in.po filter.txt > out.po
- standard input: not used.
- standard output: filtered po file content.
- standard error: filters unmatched.
- arguments: 1) original po file, 2) filters for msgids.
import sys
import argparse
from pathlib import Path
import polib
def main():
args = get_args()
po_file = args.po_file
filter_file = args.filter_file
validate_file([po_file, filter_file])
po_filtered = extract_po(po_file, filter_file)
def get_args():
"""Define and get command line arguments/parameters.
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser('Extract entries in .po file.')
parser.add_argument('po_file', help='Source po file.')
parser.add_argument('filter_file', help='File with filter info.')
args = parser.parse_args()
return args
def validate_file(paths):
"""Check if files exist.
for path in paths:
p = Path(path)
if p.exists() and p.is_file():
raise FileNotFoundError('File not found: {}'.format(path))
def extract_po(po_file, filter_file):
"""Extract entries whose msgid is in filter from .po file.
filters = extract_file_lines(filter_file)
# Look through all entries in po file and pick entries which match filters.
po = polib.pofile(po_file)
po_filtered = polib.POFile()
po_filtered.metadata = po.metadata
filters_matched = []
for entry in po:
if not entry.obsolete:
if entry.msgid in filters:
# Show all unmatched filters with standard error.
filters_unmatched = [f for f in filters if not f in filters_matched]
if filters_unmatched:
print('Entries not found:', file=sys.stderr)
return po_filtered
def extract_file_lines(path):
"""Extract all lines in a file.
with open(path) as f:
lines = list(map(lambda x: x.strip(), f))
return lines
def print_lines_to_stderr(lines):
"""Print all lines in a list of string.
for l in lines:
print(l, file=sys.stderr)
if __name__ == '__main__':
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