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I hope somebody on this list will find this freeware utility
useful. It is open source tool with binaries available for
XMLStarlet Command Line XML Toolkit 0.5.1
XMLStarlet is a set of command line utilities (tools) which can
be used to transform, query, validate, and edit XML documents and
files using simple set of shell commands in similar way it is done
for plain text files using UNIX grep, sed, awk, diff, patch, join, etc
This set of command line utilities can be used by those who deal with
many XML documents on UNIX shell command prompt as well as for
automated XML processing with shell scripts.
The toolkit's feature set includes options to:
a.. Check or validate XML files (simple well-formedness
check, DTD, XSD, RelaxNG)
a.. Calculate values of XPath expressions on XML files (such
as running sums, etc)
a.. Search XML files for matches to given XPath expressions
a.. Apply XSLT stylesheets to XML documents (including
EXSLT support, and passing parameters to stylesheets)
a.. Query XML documents (ex. query for value of some
elements of attributes, sorting, etc)
a.. Modify or edit XML documents (ex. delete some elements)
a.. Format or "beautify" XML documents (as changing indentation, etc)
a.. Fetch XML documents using http:// or ftp:// URLs
a.. Browse tree structure of XML documents (in similar way to
'ls' command for directories)
a.. Include one XML document into another using XInclude
a.. XML c14n canonicalization
a.. Escape/unescape special XML characters in input text
a.. Print directory as XML document
a.. Convert XML into PYX format (based on ESIS - ISO 8879) and vice versa
XMLStarlet command line utility is written in C and uses libxml2 and libxslt
from http://xmlsoft.org/. Implementation of extensive choice of options
for XMLStarlet utility was only possible because of rich feature set
of libxml2 and libxslt (many thanks to the developers of those
libraries for great work).
XMLStarlet is linked statically to both libxml2 and libxslt, so generally
all you need to process XML documents is one executable file.
To run XmlStarlet utility you can simple type 'xml' on command line
and see list of options available.
XMLStarlet is open source freeware under MIT license which allows free
use and distribution for both commercial and non-commercial projects.
We welcome any user's feedback on this project which would greatly help
us to improve its quality. Comments, suggestions, feature requests, bug
reports can be done via SourceForge project web site (see XMLStarlet
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