XML document editor

John Hubbard ender8282 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 2 21:29:33 UTC 2008

stan wrote:
> Let me start off this by saying that I probably don't even know enough to
> properly format the question.
> I have some software, for industrial control systems that generates export
> files in an XML format. I would like to be able to edit these files, such
> that I can for example replicate many copies of the same thing, each with
> slight changes that make it unique, In years past, this was done by
> exporting to an ASCII "flat file".
> I have been hearing about XML for a while, but not really paying attention.
> Now is the time I need to learn about this, it appears.
> So, is there such a thing as an XML file editor? What I think I mean by
> this is an editor that can open these files, and understand the properties
> that are defined in them, and allow me to manipulate these objects? Is this
> something Open Office can do? Or is there a better/different way of doing
> this?
XML is a type of mark up language.  This means you put markups around 
words/phrases.  Every time I have tried to edit an xml file I have used 
vim.  Assuming that the file has been saved as standard text you should 
be able to edit it with any text editor.  Kate, Emacs, vi,...  I am not 
sure what the preferred gnome text editor is.  Depending on file size, 
number of files and how much you need to do to them you might discover 
that some of the command line tools (sed, grep, awk) are the easiest way 
to edit.  Let me know if you have any other questions. 


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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