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 HXSELECT(1)                         7.x                         HXSELECT(1)
 HTML-XML-utils                                               HTML-XML-utils

                                 10 Jul 2011



 NAME
      hxselect - extract elements or attributes that match a (CSS) selector

 SYNOPSIS
      hxselect [ -i ] [ -c ] [ -l language ] [ -s separator ] selectors

 DESCRIPTION
      hxselect reads a well-formed XML document and outputs all elements and
      attributes that match one of the CSS selectors that are given as an
      argument. For example

          hxselect ol li:first-child

      selects the first li (list item in XHTML) in an ol (ordered list).

      If there are multiple selectors, they must be separated by commas. For
      example,

          hxselect p + ul, blockquote ol

      selects all ul elements that follow a p and all ol elements that are
      descendants of a blockquote element.

      The command operates on the standard input.

      hxselect assumes that class selectors (".foo") refer to an attribute
      called "class" and that ID selectors ("#foo") refer to an attribute
      called "id".

      The experimental attribute node selector '::attr(name)' is supported
      and selects the attribute of that name.

      Comments and processing instructions are ignored, i.e., they are read
      but never written.

 OPTIONS
      The following options are supported:

      -i        Match case-insensitively. Useful for HTML and some other
                SGML-based languages.

      -c        Print content only. Without -c, the start and end tag of the
                matched element are printed as well; with -c only the
                contents of the matched element are printed. If an attribute
                rather than an element is selected (::attr() selector), only
                the value of the attribute is printed.

      -l language
                Sets the default language, in case the root element doesn't



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 HXSELECT(1)                         7.x                         HXSELECT(1)
 HTML-XML-utils                                               HTML-XML-utils

                                 10 Jul 2011



                have an xml:lang attribute (default: none). Example: -l en

      -s separator
                A string to print after each match (default: empty). Accepts
                C-like escapes. Example: -s \n\n to print an empty line
                after each match.

 OPERANDS
      The following operand is supported:

      selectors
           One or more comma-separated selectors. Most selectors from CSS
           level 3 are supported, with the exception of selectors that
           require interaction (e.g., ':active') or layout (e.g., ':first-
           line).

 SEE ALSO
      asc2xml(1), xml2asc(1), hxnormalize(1), hxremove(1), UTF-8 (RFC 2279)


































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