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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Read content between xml tags with awk, grep, awk or what ever... Post 302402819 by fubaya on Wednesday 10th of March 2010 05:58:24 PM
EDIT I'm sorry, this won't really work, it prints any other text it comes across too, but someone with more awk experience may be able to fix that too.

Here's an awk line I got from someone here for a similar problem. I changed it to suit your problem, but it puts out some blank lines at the end and I don't know enough awk to fix that. Maybe someone else can perfect it.

It extracts everything between the opening and closing tags that you specify, it doesn't matter if it's one line or multiple lines. You can also use "awk command file" to run it on a file.
Code:
# echo '<tag2>Hello
Linux-
User</tag2>
<tag2>Hello Linux-Users</tag2>' | awk 'BEGIN{ RS="</tag2>"}{gsub(/.*<tag2>/,"");print}'
Hello
Linux-
User
Hello Linux-Users


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IGAWK(1)							 Utility Commands							  IGAWK(1)

NAME
igawk - gawk with include files SYNOPSIS
igawk [ all gawk options ] -f program-file [ -- ] file ... igawk [ all gawk options ] [ -- ] program-text file ... DESCRIPTION
Igawk is a simple shell script that adds the ability to have ``include files'' to gawk(1). AWK programs for igawk are the same as for gawk, except that, in addition, you may have lines like @include getopt.awk in your program to include the file getopt.awk from either the current directory or one of the other directories in the search path. OPTIONS
See gawk(1) for a full description of the AWK language and the options that gawk supports. EXAMPLES
cat << EOF > test.awk @include getopt.awk BEGIN { while (getopt(ARGC, ARGV, "am:q") != -1) ... } EOF igawk -f test.awk SEE ALSO
gawk(1) Effective AWK Programming, Edition 1.0, published by the Free Software Foundation, 1995. AUTHOR
Arnold Robbins (arnold@skeeve.com). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+-----------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Availability | SUNWgawk | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Interface Stability | Volatile | +--------------------+-----------------+ NOTES
Source for gawk is available on http://opensolaris.org. Free Software Foundation Nov 3 1999 IGAWK(1)

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