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   Re: Fw: XML query language and another OS/XML suggestion

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  • From: Thierry Bezecourt <thbzcrt@worldnet.fr>
  • To: XML List <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: 01 Apr 1999 01:18:16 +0200

"Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net> writes:

> A note on the /dev/proc/xml mention: I've been thinking for a while
> that EVERY data/meta-data interface to a typical OS (such as
> Linux/Unix) should have an XML form.  Maybe add or override -X or
> --XML to all commands where it could possibly make sense.  ps,
> netstat, lsof, ifconfig, df, egrep, ls, etc. are all good
> candidates.  Add simple tree/value extraction to bash and you'd have
> more portability for a lot of things.

You may be interested by the LinuXML project. They already
have an XML version of ls (I have not tried it).


However, subscribing to their mailing list is not easy. I tried, and
gave up.

Thierry Bezecourt

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