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Thanks for your comments, Paul. Let's say I am cut off from the XML
backend at work, and simply have a collection of text files that
happen to be XML. So, my first inclination was to find a solution for
any group of text files.
I'll look into the XSLT solution, and see if I have access to it on
the job through our application. In addition, I'll see if xsltproc is
on my solaris or ubuntu boxes at home.
In the meantime, I appreciate any/all comments.
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 6:38 AM, Inbar, Paul <paul -dot- inbar -at- intel -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> I am not sure I fully understand what you want to do. If you want to
> just print out the text between tags, have you considered using XSLT? Do
> you know what tags you are interested in? You would then need an xslt
> processor such as xsltproc. Does you linux system have one installed?
> There are also Perl modules that help with retrieving information from
> xml files.
> For the recursion, you could use a Perl script to get a list of all the
> files, and then call the xslt processor from inside the perl script to
> process each file.
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