Parsing XML files using plain bash (only builtins used) - the x2sh approach

George Makrydakis gmakmail at
Mon Feb 13 02:44:14 PST 2006

Some of you may remember a previous post I made regarding this idea: Do not rely 
on third - party binaries for parsing the XML files, but only on plain bash. 
Although this may be inefficient because it increases script complexity of a not 
- optimal language for "programming", a bash script fully self - hosting a 
jhalfs building method is a nice challenge.

x2sh is such an attempt. Usage instructions are included in the script itself. 
Due to indentation issues, the link for getting it is:

MD5 sum is: aff36cd13b6678f500d3767a0e7591cb

Thank you

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