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Lists unambigously names of all xml elements used in files in current directory

Terminal - Lists unambigously names of all xml elements used in files in current directory
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
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Lists unambigously names of all xml elements used in files in current directory

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.

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Terminal - Alternatives
grep -h -o '<[^/!?][^ >]*' * | sort -u | cut -c2-
2009-06-17 00:22:18
User: thebodzio
Functions: cut grep sort
Tags: sort grep cut
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This set of commands was very convenient for me when I was preparing some xml files for typesetting a book. I wanted to check what styles I had to prepare but coudn't remember all tags that I used. This one saved me from error-prone browsing of all my files. It should be also useful if one tries to process xml files with xsl, when using own xml application.

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