XML Document to ascii text file

Matt Sergeant matt.sergeant at ericsson.com
Mon Jun 14 10:26:49 BST 1999

Mallikarjuna Sangappa wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is very urgent. Is there any program or tool
> which converts an XML document to ascii text file.
> Thanks in advance.

Have you tried `cat` ? ;-)

Your easiest option might be perl (for various values of "might").
Here's a one liner:

perl -MXML::Parser -e "XML::Parser->new(Handlers=> {Char => sub {print
$_[1]}})->parse(*STDIN)" < xmlfile

Which simply strips all the tags away. That is what you want, right?


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