xpath function

xpath () { xmllint --format --shell "$2" <<< "cat $1" | sed '/^\/ >/d' }
This function uses xmllint to evaluate xpaths. Usage: xpath /some/xpath XMLfile
Sample Output
$ xpath "//head/title" index.html
<title>All commands | commandlinefu.com</title>

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By: sharfah
2011-10-05 07:45:16

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