Pretty print XML on Unix command line
Needed to check some XML output from a CalDAV service so I used curl, which is nice and simple. Only problem was that all the XML came back on a single long unreadable line. Turned out it wasn't too difficult to get it formatted:
$ curl --digest --user usr:pwd -X PROPFIND | xmllint --format -
The key part here is of course the piping into
--format tells it to format the XML and the
- tells it to read the XML from standard in. The dash can be swapped with the path to an XML file, if you need to format already downloaded XML.
$ xmllint --format file.xml
Simple pimple dimple 🙂