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curl http://url/rss | grep -o '<enclosure url="[^"]*' | grep -o '[^"]*$' | xargs wget -c
curl $1 | grep -E "http.*\.mp3" | sed "s/.*\(http.*\.mp3\).*/\1/" | xargs wget
2015-09-17 13:19:53
User: theodric
Functions: grep sed xargs

The difference between the original version provided and this one is that this one works rather than outputting a wget error

xmlpager() { xmlindent "$@" | awk '{gsub(">",">'`tput setf 4`'"); gsub("<","'`tput sgr0`'<"); print;} END {print "'`tput sgr0`'"}' | less -r; }
2015-07-12 09:22:10
User: hackerb9
Functions: awk less

Don't want to open up an editor just to view a bunch of XML files in an easy to read format? Now you can do it from the comfort of your own command line! :-) This creates a new function, xmlpager, which shows an XML file in its entirety, but with the actual content (non-tag text) highlighted. It does this by setting the foreground to color #4 (red) after every tag and resets it before the next tag. (Hint: try `tput bold` as an alternative). I use 'xmlindent' to neatly reflow and indent the text, but, of course, that's optional. If you don't have xmlindent, just replace it with 'cat'. Additionally, this example shows piping into the optional 'less' pager; note the -r option which allows raw escape codes to be passed to the terminal.

wget -q -O- http://example-podcast-feed.com/rss | grep -o "<enclosure[ -~][^>]*" | grep -o "http://[ -~][^\"]*" | xargs wget -c
2013-09-24 12:38:08
User: talha131
Functions: grep wget xargs

This script can be used to download enclosed files from a RSS feed. For example, it can be used to download mp3 files from a podcasts RSS feed.

curl ${URL} 2>/dev/null|grep "<${BLOCK}>"|sed -e "s/.*\<${BLOCK}\>\(.*\)\<\/${BLOCK}\>.*/\1/g"
2013-08-31 14:53:54
User: c3w
Functions: grep sed

set BLOCK to "title" or any other HTML / RSS / XML tag and curl URL to get everything in-between e.g. some text

unzip document.odt content.xml && xmlindent -w content.xml && nano content.xml
2012-12-01 17:05:28
User: arthurdent

OpenDocument documents from OpenOffice.org,LibreOffice

and other applications, are actually ZIP archives.

Useful informations in these archives are in XML format.

Here we like it or do not. Anyway, the XML files have the unfortunate tendency to

not be indented, and for good reason: they consist of only one line!

To solve the problem and to use a proper editor on the content,

I proceed as follows.

Required xmlindent

You can also use :

zip document.odt content.xml

And it works with vi instead of nano !

xmllint --format --xmlout --nsclean <file>
2012-11-27 06:13:23
User: seb1245

Like `tidy`, `xmllint` can be used to prettify XML files.

The --nsclean option is also useful to remove redundant namespaces.

xsltproc --stringparam name value <xsl_stylesheet> <xml_document>
2012-11-09 15:54:46
User: seb1245
Tags: xml XSLT

The XML document can be transformed to text, XML, HTML or anything else. The --stringparam option allows to set XSL variables externally.

tidy -i -xml <inputfile>
2012-11-03 18:10:58
User: Testuser_01

This will indent the input to be more readable. Warnings and messages are not send to STDOUT so you can just use a pipe to create the formatted outputfile, like:

tidy -i -xml in.xml > out.xml
echo '<foo><bar/></foo>' | xmllint --format -
xpath () { xmllint --format --shell "$2" <<< "cat $1" | sed '/^\/ >/d' }
2011-12-20 08:34:11
User: sharfah
Functions: sed
Tags: xml xmllint xpath

This function uses xmllint to evaluate xpaths.

Usage: xpath /path/to/element XMLfile

xml2 < file.xml | grep ^/path/to/element | cut -f2- -d=
2011-12-19 18:51:17
User: bandie91
Functions: cut grep
Tags: cut xml

poor man's xml parser :)

diffxml() { diff -wb <(xmllint --format "$1") <(xmllint --format "$2"); }
2011-10-06 07:36:13
User: sharfah
Functions: diff
Tags: diff xml xmllint

Diffs two xml files by formatting them first using xmllint and then invoking diff.

Usage: diffxml XMLFile1 XMLFile2

xpath () { xmllint --format --shell "$2" <<< "cat $1" | sed '/^\/ >/d' }
2011-10-05 07:45:16
User: sharfah
Functions: sed

This function uses xmllint to evaluate xpaths.

Usage: xpath /some/xpath XMLfile

awk "/<xsd:annotation>/{h=1};!h;/<\/xsd:annotation>/{h=0}" annotatedSchema.xsd
2011-07-15 07:17:17
User: 2chg
Functions: awk
Tags: xml filter

Removes all lines between the lines containing "" and "", including these lines itself


Sometimes when working with XML files without an graphical editor, large comment-/annotation-blocks taper the readability to walk through the file. I like to create a copy of such documents without these annotations. As the documentation itself is in documentation tags inside the annotation tags an therefore graphical editors tend to put the annotation tags in their own lines, this command removes all documentations within annotation-tags.

find -type f -name "*.xml" -exec xmllint --noout {} \;
2011-01-25 18:26:57
User: bradbeattie
Functions: find
Tags: xml xmllint

If everything validates, there's no output. Can be handy to run on a cron job set up to email output.

atomtitles () { curl --silent $1 | xmlstarlet sel -N atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" -t -m /atom:feed/atom:entry -v atom:title -n}
2010-12-15 11:03:31
User: Seebi

this simply curls the feed and runs a xpath query on it ...

wget -O - 'https://USERNAMEHERE:[email protected]/mail/feed/atom' --no-check-certificate
2010-09-26 14:47:13
User: PLA
Functions: wget

I use this command in my Conky script to display the number of messages in my Gmail inbox and to list the from: and subject: fields.

curl -L -s `curl -s [http://podcast.com/show.rss]` | xmlstarlet sel -t -m "//enclosure[1]" -v "@url" -n | head -n 1` | ssh -t [user]@[host] "mpg123 -"
2010-07-31 00:17:47
User: denzuko
Functions: head ssh

Gets the latest podcast show from from your favorite Podcast. Uses curl and xmlstarlet.

Make sure you change out the items between brackets.

curl -L -s `curl -s http://www.2600.com/oth-broadband.xml` | xmlstarlet sel -t -m "//enclosure[1]" -v "@url" -n | head -n 1` | ssh -t [user]@[host] "mpg123 -"

Ever wanted to stream your favorite podcast across the network, well now you can.

This command will parse the iTunes enabled podcast and stream the latest episode across the network through ssh encryption.

curl -u <username> http://app.boxee.tv/api/get_queue | xml2 | grep /boxeefeed/message/description | awk -F= '{print $2}'
2010-01-20 16:17:19
User: Strawp
Functions: awk grep
Tags: curl xml boxee

Might be able to do it in less steps with xmlstarlet, although whether that would end up being shorter overall I don't know - xmlstarlet syntax confuses the heck out of me.

Prompts for your password, or if you're a bit mental you can add your password into the command itself in the format "-u user:password".

xmlproc_parse.python-xml &>/dev/null <FILE> || exit 1
2009-12-11 17:30:03
User: sputnick
Functions: exit
Tags: python xml

For debian likes, that's in python-xml package.

grep -Eho '<[a-ZA-Z_][a-zA-Z0-9_-:]*' * | sort -u | cut -c2-
2009-08-05 21:54:29
User: inkel
Functions: cut grep sort
Tags: sort grep cut xml

This one will work a little better, the regular expressions it is not 100% accurate for XML parsing but it will suffice any XML valid document for sure.

sed -n 's/.*<foo>\([^<]*\)<\/foo>.*/\1/p'
2009-07-23 07:59:30
User: recursiverse
Functions: sed

Limited, but useful construct to extract text embedded in XML tags. This will only work if bar is all on one line.

If nobody posts an alternative for the multiline sed version, I'll figure it out later...