Extract a specific number from an XML file based on the start and end tags

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Old 10-01-2009
Extract a specific number from an XML file based on the start and end tags

Hello People,

I have the following contents in an XML file

<Details = "Sample Details">

Now, I need to extract the Details section with all the parameters i.e from

<Details = "Sample Details"> to

and put in a separate temporary file.

Can I do it using the basic UNIX Shell commands i.e sed or cut or paste etc... ? Please help.


Last edited by zaxxon; 10-01-2009 at 04:19 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 10-01-2009
Use [code] and [/code] next time when posting code, data or logs, ty.

sed '/<Details = "Sample Details">/,/<\/Details>/!d' infile > newfile

# 3  
Old 10-01-2009
Thanks a lot zaxxon. Could you help me out with the expression explanation. ? Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2009

Defining a range, we define our starting pattern:
/<Details = "Sample Details">/

The comma just separates start and end pattern.

This is the end pattern:

We don't wanna delete the range and the lines in it but everything else around it:

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Old 10-01-2009
Thanks a ton Sir.
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