hxselect - extract elements that match a (CSS) selector
hxselect [ -i ] [ -c ] [ -l language ] [ -s separator ] selector
hxselect reads a well-formed XML document and outputs elements that
match the CSS selector that is given as an argument. For example
hxselect ol li:first-child
selects the first li (list item in XHTML) in an ol (ordered list).
The command operates on the standard input.
Assumes that class selectors (".foo") refer to an attribute called
Assumes that ID selectors ("#foo") refer to an attribute called "id".
The following options are supported:
-i Match case-insensitively. Useful for HTML and some other
-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.
Sets the default language, in case the root element doesn’t
have an xml:lang attribute (default: none). Example: -l en
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.
-? Show command usage.
The following operand is supported:
A selector. Most selectors from CSS level 3 are supported, with
the exception of pseudo-classes, pseudo-elements and selectors
with last- in their name.