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Author Topic: xml-coreutils: a collection of Unix/POSIX command line tools for processing XML  (Read 2853 times)


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After not getting along so well with XML Starlet, came across xml-coreutils:

The aim is to make XML processing for shell users exactly as easy as text processing.

Commands include:

xml-cat(1) concatenate XML files and print XML on the standard output.
xml-cp(1) copy nodes from XML files into an XML file.
xml-cut(1) print selected parts of an XML file as an XML file.
xml-echo(1) generate an XML file on the standard output.
xml-file(1) determine type of XML files.
xml-find(1) search for nodes in XML files and execute actions.
xml-fixtags(1) convert HTML into XML on the standard output.
xml-fmt(1) reformat an XML file, writing to the standard output.
xml-grep(1) print matching fragments as an XML file on the standard output.
xml-head(1) truncate the parts of an XML document.
xml-less(1) interactively display an XML file on a terminal.
xml-ls(1) list the contents of an XML file.
xml-mv(1) move nodes from XML files to an XML file or the standard output.
xml-printf(1) format and print data in an XML file to the standard output.
xml-rm(1) remove nodes from XML files.
xml-sed(1) stream editor for filtering and transforming an XML file.
xml-strings(1) print the strings of data in an XML file to the standard output.
xml-unecho(1) ungenerate an XML file into an xml-echo(1) expression.
xml-wc(1) print height, depth and number of tags for each XML file.

The tutorial seems to be a decent introduction -- it seemed to touch on most (if not all) of the aforementioned.


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