Parse the XML file using the XML_GREP command in Linux

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Let's say you have an XML file named example.xml with the following.

<category>
  <id>12345</id>
  <item>Shoes</item>
</category>

 

The xml_grep command can be used to parse the XML file for certain data.

~]# xml_grep 'id' example.xml
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<xml_grep version="0.9" date="Thu Aug 17 20:59:36 2017">
<file filename="example.xml">
  <id>12345</id>
</file>
</xml_grep>

 

By default, xml_grep will display quite a bit of output. The --text_only option can be used to only display the value in a certain XML tag.

~]# xml_grep 'id' example.xml --text_only
12345

 



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