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Old 02-09-2017
XML files with spaces in the tag name, parse & display?

Greetings all,

I have an XML file that is being generated from my application, here is a sample of the first tag (That I am trying to remove and display in a list..)

Example-

Code:
<tag one= "data" data="1234"  updateTime="1300">
 <tag one= "data1" data="1234"  updateTime="1300">
 <tag one= "data2" data="1234"  updateTime="1300">
 <tag one= "data3" data="1234"  updateTime="1300">

My desired output is a text file that looks like this

Code:
data
 data1
 data2
 data3

Not sure what the best approach is with this because of the whitespace in tag one. perl/awk/sed?

Opinions would be useful! Thanks much!

Last edited by vgersh99; 02-09-2017 at 05:32 PM.. Reason: code tags, please!
# 2  
Old 02-09-2017
Hello jeffs42885,

Could you please try following and let me know if this helps you.
Code:
awk '{sub(/.[^"]*"/,"");sub(/".*/,"");print}'   Input_file

Thanks,
R. Singh
# 3  
Old 02-09-2017
Code:
awk -F'"' '{print $2}' myFile
sed 's/[^"]*"\([^"]*\).*/\1/' myFile

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Old 02-10-2017
Excellent, thank you very much vgersh99. I still need to massage the file a bit but this is a major push in the right direction. thank you!
# 5  
Old 02-10-2017
In the future please post what the file actually looks like, not an idealized depiction, so that we may write code which actually works.
# 6  
Old 02-10-2017
Apologies. Thank you for clarifying. Here is the output that I am now working with. Much better than before!

Keep in mind, this was generated with a part of my utility that generates an XML report.


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