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Google Summer of Code 2009 The NetBSD Project

XML command-line utilities for NetBSD

by Nhat Minh Le for The NetBSD Project

Though XML is becoming an universal standard in protocols and formats, the Unix world has yet to embrace it fully. A major obstacle to its integration is the lack of efficient command-line tools for users and administrators. This project aims at providing NetBSD with a lightweight, consistent, set of stream-oriented XML utilities, inspired by traditional Unix programs such as grep, join and sed, hopefully opening the way for similar support in other mainstream systems.