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# 8  
Old 10-10-2007
Parse a string in XML file using shell script

Hi, thanks for taking time to reply on my post. I've tried your suggestion but I get this error. Is there other way? Also if you have time can you please explain the command? Thanks a lot! Sorry, I really don't know shell scripting. SmilieHave a nice day!

awk: record `<?xml version="1.0"?...' too long
# 9  
Old 10-11-2007
Oh tat really sounds bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually i tried with your sample input and that works fine..
The error is due to the input file which is too big...

Anyway wil try getting an another solution

# 10  
Old 10-11-2007
Try something like...
$ cat data.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?><message><cdr version="1.0"><appid>testbed</appid><threadid>6</threadid><origin>node1</origin><date>20071009</date><time>12:45:36</time><chdate>20071009</chdate><chtime>12:45:43</chtime><status>201</status><type>103</type><calling>644</calling><cparty>xxxxxxx</cparty><accnum>xxxxxx</accnum><debirate1>0.0</debirate1><cos>-1</cos><strtbal>0.0</strtbal><freesms>0</freesms><tuc>0</tuc><fandftype></fandftype></cdr></message>
$ cat transform.xsl
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:for-each select=".//message/cdr">
      appid = <xsl:value-of select=".//appid"/>
      status = <xsl:value-of select=".//status"/>
$ xsltproc transform.xsl data.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>

      appid = testbed
      status = 201

See XSL Transformations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
# 11  
Old 11-14-2007
Parse a string in XML file using shell script

Hi Ygor,

Thanks! I tried the solution that you've mentioned but I got the folowing error below. Maybe I can't use it. Do you know any other solution? Thanks again for the help!

bash: xsltproc: command not found
# 12  
Old 11-14-2007
Did you check for xsltproc in /usr/bin/xsltproc ?
# 13  
Old 11-14-2007
Parse a string in XML file using shell script

Hi Matrixmadhan,

Yes, it does not exist. Do you know other way how I can do it without using xlstproc because I'm not familiar with it. I really need to know how I can parse string from XML file which is around 7MB in size. I need to get values between <date> </date>, <time> </time> and <status> </status>. Thanks in advance!
# 14  
Old 11-14-2007
>cat a
<?xml version="1.0"?><message><cdr version="1.0"><appid>testbed</appid><threadid>6</threadid><origin>node1</origin><date>20071009</date><time>12:45:36</time><chdate>20071009</chdate><chtime>12:45:43</chtime><status>201</status><type>103</type><calling>644</calling><cparty>xxxxxxx</cparty><accnum>xxxxxx</accnum><debirate1>0.0</debirate1><cos>-1</cos><strtbal>0.0</strtbal><freesms>0</freesms><tuc>0</tuc><fandftype></fandftype></cdr></message>

#! /opt/third-party/bin/perl

open(FILE, "<", "a");

while(<FILE>) {
  my @arr = split(/></);
  foreach (@arr) {
    if( />/ && /</ ) {
      print "$_\n";


exit 0



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