xml-edit

Edit an XML document.

TLDR

Delete elements matching an XPATH from an XML document

$ xml edit --delete "[XPATH1]" [path/to/input.xml|URI]
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Move an element node of an XML document from XPATH1 to XPATH2

$ xml edit --move "[XPATH1]" "[XPATH2]" [path/to/input.xml|URI]
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Rename all attributes named "id" to "ID"

$ xml edit --rename "[//*/@id]" -v "[ID]" [path/to/input.xml|URI]
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Rename sub-elements of the element "table" that are named "rec" to "record"

$ xml edit --rename "[/xml/table/rec]" -v "[record]" [path/to/input.xml|URI]
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Update the XML table record with "id=3" to the value "id=5"

$ xml edit --update "[xml/table/rec[@id=3]/@id]" -v [5] [path/to/input.xml|URI]
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Display help for the edit subcommand

$ xml edit --help
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