xml2 - convert xml documents in a flat format
2xml - convert flat format into xml
html2 - convert html documents in a flat format
2html - convert flat format into html
csv2 - convert csv files in a flat format
2csv - convert flat format into csv
<xml2|2xml|html2|2html|csv2|2csv> > outfile < infile
There are six tools. Except csv2 and and 2csv they don't take any
command-line arguments. They are all simple filters which can be used
to read files from standard input in one format and output it to
standard output in another format.
The flat format used by the tools is specific to these tools. It is a
syntax for representing structured markup in a way that makes it easy
to process with line-oriented tools. The same format is used for HTML
and XML; in fact, you can think of html2 as converting HTML to XHTML
and running xml2 on the result; likewise 2html and 2xml. (Of course,
this isn't how the implementation works.)
This program does normally not include any documentation in form of
manpages. However it has a real excellent documentation online with a
lot of example. In fact this manpage was based on this documentation.
Please find it on:
Examples can be found here:
xml2 was written by Dan Egnor.
This manpage was written by Patrick Schoenfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for the Debian project, but may be used by others under the same terms
as xml2 is distributed.
Bugs can be reported through the Debian Bug tracking system.