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xsltproc — command line xslt processor
xsltproc [[-V] | [-v] | [-o file] | [--timing] | [--repeat] | [--debug] | [--novalid] | [--noout] | [--maxdepth val] | [--html] | [--param name value] | [--stringparam name value] | [--nonet] | [--path paths] | [--load-trace] | [--catalogs] | [--xinclude] | [--profile] | [--dumpextensions] | [--nowrite] | [--nomkdir] | [--writesubtree] | [--nodtdattr]] [stylesheet] [file1] [file2] [....]
xsltproc is a command line tool for applying
XSLT stylesheets to XML
documents. It is part of libxslt, the XSLT C
library for GNOME. While it was developed as part of the GNOME project, it
can operate independently of the GNOME desktop.
xsltproc is invoked from the command line with
the name of the stylesheet to be used followed by the name of the file or
files to which the stylesheet is to be applied. It will use the standard
input if a filename provided is - .
If a stylesheet is included in an XML document with a
Stylesheet Processing Instruction, no stylesheet need be named at the
command line. xsltproc will automatically
detect the included stylesheet and use it.
By default, output is to stdout. You can specify a file for output using
the -o option.
Command Line Options
- -V or --version
- Show the version of
libxml and libxslt used.
-v or --verbose
- Output each step taken
by xsltproc in processing the stylesheet and the document.
-o or --output file
- Direct output to the file named
file. For multiple outputs, also known as
"chunking", -o directory/ directs the
output files to a specified directory. The directory must already exist.
- Display the time used for parsing the
stylesheet, parsing the document and applying the stylesheet and saving
the result. Displayed in milliseconds.
- Run the transformation 20 times. Used for
- Output an XML tree of the
transformed document for debugging purposes.
- Skip loading the document's DTD.
- Do not output the result.
- Adjust the
maximum depth of the template stack before
libxslt concludes it is in an infinite
loop. The default is 500.
- The input document is an HTML
--param name value
- Pass a parameter of name
name and value
value to the stylesheet. You may pass multiple
name/value pairs up to a maximum of 32. If the value being passed is a
string rather than a node identifier, use
--stringparam name value
- Pass a paramenter of name name and
value value where
value is a string rather than a node
identifier. (Note: The string must be utf-8.)
- Do not use the Internet to fetch DTD's,
entities or documents.
- --path paths
Use the list (separated by space or column) of filesystem paths
specified by paths to load
DTDs, entities or documents.
Display to stderr all the documents loaded during the processing.
- Use the SGML catalog specified in
SGML_CATALOG_FILES to resolve the location of
external entities. By default, xsltproc
looks for the catalog specified in
XML_CATALOG_FILES. If that is not specified, it uses
- Process the input document using the
Xinclude specification. More details on this can be found in the Xinclude
--profile or --norman
- Output profiling
information detailing the amount of time spent in each part of the
stylesheet. This is useful in optimizing stylesheet performance.
- Dumps the list of all registered extensions on stdout.
- Refuses to write to any file or resource.
- Refuses to create directories.
- Allow file write only within the
- Do not apply default attributes from the document's
xsltproc's return codes provide information
that can be used when calling it from scripts.
1: no argument
2: too many parameters
3: unknown option
4: failed to parse the stylesheet
5: error in the stylesheet
6: error in one of the documents
7: unsupported xsl:output method
8: string parameter contains both quote and double-quotes
9: internal processing error
10: processing was stopped by a terminating message
11: could not write the result to the output file