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# 1  
Old 05-05-2008
Question XML parsing through shell scritps

Hi,
Am new to scripting. Smilie
Am trying to figure out whether can i use bash scripting to parse an xml file.
Parsing is not just pulling out information according to the pattern but its more of a generic parsing. I should identify the xml hierarchy and pull out information accordingly. It's not a basic parsing stuff. So what you tech guys suggest for this. Will the basic bash scripts be suffice or should i go for expat xml parser or perl parsing or whatever??

Pls suggest some tools and throw some light in this.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 05-05-2008
It's not impossible with bash, but very bug-prone and uncomfortable.
# 3  
Old 05-05-2008
Thanks dude!! can you suggest some tools which makes xml parsing simple and efficient???

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