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Tools for working with XML documents and files

'XMLStarlet' is a toolset for transforming, querying, validating, and editing XML documents and files using a simple set of shell commands. It works in much the same way as sed, awk, diff, patch, etc do for plain text files. It can be used for working with many XML documents at the *NIX command prompt as well as for automated XML processing with shell scripts. Among other features, 'xmlstarlet' can:

-Check or validate XML files
-Calculate the values of XPath expressions on XML files
-Search XML files for matches to given XPath expressions
-Apply XSLT stylesheets to XML documents
-Query, modify, format, or edit XML documents
-Fetch XML documents using http:// or ftp://
-Browse the tree structure of XML documents
-Include one XML document into another using XInclude
-Escape/unescape special XML characters in input text
-Print a directory as an XML document
-Convert XML into PYX format and vice versa



Verified by

Verified on




Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

1 November 2004

Leaders and contributors

Mikhail Grushinskiy Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/xmlstar-devel
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=66612
Bug Tracking,DeveloperForumhttps://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=226077
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xmlstarlet
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttps://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=66612&atid=515106

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisite
  • nix shell
Source requirementlibxslt
Required to buildlibxslt
Required to uselibxml2
Required to buildlibxml2
Source requirementlibxml2
Required to uselibxslt


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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