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Command line utilities to transform, query, validate, and edit XML files

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 commands.

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:

  • Check or validate XML files (simple well-formedness check, DTD, XSD, RelaxNG)
  • Calculate values of XPath expressions on XML files (such as running sums, etc)
  • Search XML files for matches to given XPath expressions
  • Apply XSLT stylesheets to XML documents (including EXSLT support, and passing parameters to stylesheets)
  • Query XML documents (ex. query for value of some elements of attributes, sorting, etc)
  • Modify or edit XML documents (ex. delete some elements)
  • Format or "beautify" XML documents (as changing indentation, etc)
  • Fetch XML documents using http:// or ftp:// URLs
  • Browse tree structure of XML documents (in similar way to 'ls' command for directories)
  • Include one XML document into another using XInclude
  • XML c14n canonicalization
  • Escape/unescape special XML characters in input text
  • Print directory as XML document
  • Convert XML into PYX format (based on ESIS - ISO 8879), and vice versa

Snap-specific information

This snap ships the latest upstream release of the XML processing libraries at the moment, you may verify their versions by running the xmlstarlet --version command in a terminal.

This is NOT an official snap distribution of XMLStarlet. Refer the issue tracker for any problems regarding the use of this snap:

Issues · Lin-Buo-Ren/xmlstarlet-snap

Details for xmlstarlet

  • MIT

Last updated
  • 20 July 2019 - latest/stable
  • 27 July 2019 - latest/beta



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