Trying to parse a xml file for only one tag

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Old 11-28-2012
Trying to parse a xml file for only one tag

I have a xml file in where I need to parse only a particular tag and print the output in the shell script.

Here is the tag info in the xml file

<dp:file> This is dp file output </dp:file>

Output should be printed as

This is dp file output.

Please help.Thank you.
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Old 11-28-2012
This is one way using sed:
$ echo '<dp:file> This is dp file output </dp:file>' | sed -n 's/<dp:file>\(.*\)<\/dp:file>/\1/p'
 This is dp file output

Example of running command on file:
sed -n 's/<dp:file>\(.*\)<\/dp:file>/\1/p' file_name.xml

Last edited by spacebar; 11-28-2012 at 05:11 PM.. Reason: Show script or command line usage
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Old 11-28-2012
Using awk:-
awk -F'[<|>]' '/dp:file/ { print $3 } ' xml_file

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Old 11-28-2012
We need to see more of the XML.
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Old 11-28-2012
Thank you all for the response..I will keep this open for one more day...I will try in the script and will keep you guys posted.

Thank you!!
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Old 12-29-2012
perl -lne "if(/dp:file/){$_=m/>([^<]*)</;print $1}" your_xml_file


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