Provided by: libxml-xpath-perl_1.13-7_all
xpath - a script to query XPath statements in XML documents.
xpath [-s suffix] [-p prefix] [-q] -e query [-e query] ... [file] ...
xpath uses the XML::XPath perl module to make XPath queries to any XML
document. The XML::XPath module aims to comply exactly to the XPath
specification at "http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath" and yet allows extensions
to be added in the form of functions.
The script takes any number of XPath pointers and tries to apply them
to each XML document given on the command line. If no file arguments
are given, the query is done using "STDIN" as an XML document.
When multiple queries exist, the result of the last query is used as
context for the next query and only the result of the last one is
output. The context of the first query is always the root of the
Be quiet. Output only errors (and no separator) on stderr.
Place "suffix" at the end of each entry. Default is a linefeed.
Place "prefix" preceding each entry. Default is nothing.
The author of this man page is not very fluant in english. Please, send
him (email@example.com) any corrections concerning this text.
See also XML::XPath(3pm).
This module is copyright 2000 Fastnet Software Ltd. This is free
software, and as such comes with NO WARRANTY. No dates are used in this
module. You may distribute this module under the terms of either the
Gnu GPL, or under specific licencing from Fastnet Software Ltd.
Special free licencing consideration will be given to similarly free
software. Please don't flame me for this licence - I've put a lot of
hours into this code, and if someone uses my software in their product
I expect them to have the courtesy to contact me first.
Full support for this module is available from Fastnet Software Ltd on
a pay per incident basis. Alternatively subscribe to the Perl-XML
mailing list by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the text:
in the body of the message. There are lots of friendly people on the
list, including myself, and we'll be glad to get you started.
Matt Sergeant, email@example.com
This man page was added as well as some serious modifications to the
script by Fabien Ninoles <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian Project.