Searching Text Files

Subject: Searching Text Files
From: Ed <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 06:20:59 -0400

I'm looking for a forum or group where I could work through a
particular problem. This list (techwr-l) may be a good choice. If not,
please recommend a list, group, or resource.

There is a directory of xml text files that I'd like to extract
information from, and output to a textfile. The information appears
between an open/close tag, for instance, <acroterm>SEC</acroterm>. Of
course there are a myriad of possibilities, so there must be some
wild-carding too. And then there is the recursion necessary to process
all files of a particular type, such as *.xml.

I know there are Windows programs I could buy to do this. However, I'd
prefer to stay with a command line solution, like Linux or DOS.

I'll continue searching.


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