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Linux Pulling data from xml

Hi there, Please could anyone help with this.
I have an xml file that contains repeating values eg

<Rule name> AAAAA
<Action> BBBBB
<Data> CCCCC
<Type> DDDDD
</Rule name>

<Rule name> A1A1A1A1
<Action> B1B1B1B1
<Data> C1C1C1C
<Type> D1D1D1D
<Rule> Do this 
</Rule name>

And this repeats throughout the xml many times but the values between <Rule name> and </Rule name> varies there could be more or less xml values but I want all data between <Rule name> and </Rule name>. Rule name repeates many times throughout the file and I would like to pull all if poss
I have been using Sed but not with much luck, Any help would be much appreciated
can use sed, Awk, Perl or if you think better something else
many thanks Regards

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 04-02-2013 at 05:20 PM.. Reason: code tags
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What output do you want from this input? Show it, don't describe it.

There's many ways.

Please post an unabridged, unprettied-up section of your XML. Otherwise we're liable to make solutions that work for what you posted but don't work for your actual data.
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Hi There many thanks for getting back so quick to me, Sorry I had not explained it all out,
I have many xml files in format like below
the blocks I am interested in are

<ProfileDetails name="TEST">
<Rule name="COMBINED1 " enabled="true" terminalState="false" evaluateOrder="1">
<Action name="TESTRun" type="add" evaluateOrder="1">
<Result type="true" tags="TEST">"FULL"</Result>

<Inbound>Run5 </Inbounds
<load> STRIP</load>

<Rule name="COMBINED2" enabled="true" terminal="false" evaluateOrder="20">
<Condition>regexp(${run}, "(P)")</Condition>
<Action name="TESTstop " type="add" evaluateOrder="1">
<Result type="true" tags="Red”</Result> 

<Route name="EVENT" enabled="false">
<Key>cond( isdef(${"STOP"}), strcat("STOP_", ${"3"}), "");</Key>
<Key>cond( isdef(${"START"}), strcat("START_", ${"4"}), "");</Key>
<Destination role="source" name="EVENT"/>

And the desired output would be as above highlighted in red only
Please note that there are many Rules and /Rules blocks within the xml and I would like just these blocks and not any other blocks if poss

Many thanks in advance

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 04-03-2013 at 04:59 PM.. Reason: code tags / formatting of calabri font forest
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If that's really what it looks like awk should be able to extract those sections easily enough by looking for <Rule and </Rule:

awk '/<Rule/ { N++ } N; /<\/Rule/ { N-- }' inputfile > outputfile

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Hey Many thanks that worked a treat Really appreciated Smilie

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