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hxcount - Man Page

count elements and attributes in HTML or XML files


hxcount [ file-or-URL ]


The hxcount command counts the number of elements and attributes of each type that appears in the input and prints a report on stdout.


The following operand is supported:


The name or URL of an HTML or XML file. If absent, standard input is read instead.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:


Successful completion.

> 0

An error occurred in the parsing of the HTML or XML file. hxcount will try to recover from the error and produce output anyway.


To use a proxy to retrieve remote files, set the environment variables http_proxy and ftp_proxy. E.g., http_proxy="http://localhost:8080/"


Don't trust the output if there were errors in the input.

Remote files (specified with a URL) are currently only supported for HTTP. Password-protected files or files that depend on HTTP "cookies" are not handled. (You can use tools such as curl(1) or wget(1) to retrieve such files.)

See Also

asc2xml(1), hxprune(1), hxnormalize(1), hxnum(1), hxtoc(1), hxunent(1), xml2asc(1), UTF-8 (RFC 2279)


10 Jul 2011 7.x HTML-XML-utils