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

George Makrydakis gmakmail at
Mon Feb 13 02:57:43 PST 2006

George Makrydakis wrote:
> 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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