xsltproc man page

xsltproc — command line XSLT processor

Synopsis

xsltproc [[-V | --version] [-v | --verbose] [{-o | --output} {FILE | DIRECTORY}] | --timing | --repeat | --debug | --novalid | --noout | --maxdepth VALUE | --html | --encoding ENCODING | --param PARAMNAME PARAMVALUE | --stringparam PARAMNAME PARAMVALUE | --nonet | --path "PATH(S)" | --load-trace | --catalogs | --xinclude | [--profile | --norman] | --dumpextensions | --nowrite | --nomkdir | --writesubtree PATH | --nodtdattr] [STYLESHEET] {XML-FILE | -}

Description

xsltproc is a command line tool for applying XSLT stylesheets to XML documents. It is part of libxslt(3), 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 to 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 or --output option.

Options

xsltproc accepts the following options (in alphabetical order):

--catalogs
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 /etc/xml/catalog.
--debug
Output an XML tree of the transformed document for debugging purposes.
--dumpextensions
Dumps the list of all registered extensions on stdout.
--html
The input document is an HTML file.
--load-trace
Display all the documents loaded during the processing to stderr.
--maxdepth VALUE
Adjust the maximum depth of the template stack before libxslt(3) concludes it is in an infinite loop. The default is 3000.
--nodtdattr
Do not apply default attributes from the document´s DTD.
--nomkdir
Refuses to create directories.
--nonet
Do not use the Internet to fetch DTDs, entities or documents.
--noout
Do not output the result.
--novalid
Skip loading the document´s DTD.
--nowrite
Refuses to write to any file or resource.
-o or --output FILE | DIRECTORY
Direct output to the given FILE. Using the option with a DIRECTORY directs the output files to the specified directory. This can be useful for multiple outputs (also known as "chunking") or manpage processing.

Important The given directory must already exist.

Note Make sure that FILE and DIRECTORY follow the “URI reference computation” as described in RFC 2396 and laters. This means, that e.g. -o directory will maybe not work, but -o directory/ will.
--encoding ENCODING
Allow to specify the encoding for the input.
--param PARAMNAME PARAMVALUE
Pass a parameter of name PARAMNAME and value PARAMVALUE to the stylesheet. You may pass multiple name/value pairs up to a maximum of 32. If the value being passed is a string, you can use --stringparam instead, to avoid additional quote characters that appear in string expressions. Note: the XPath expression must be UTF-8 encoded.
--path "PATH(S)"
Use the (space- or colon-separated) list of filesystem paths specified by PATHS to load DTDs, entities or documents. Enclose space-separated lists by quotation marks.
--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.
--repeat
Run the transformation 20 times. Used for timing tests.
--stringparam PARAMNAME PARAMVALUE
Pass a parameter of name PARAMNAME and value PARAMVALUE where PARAMVALUE is a string rather than a node identifier. Note: The string must be UTF-8 encoded.
--timing
Display the time used for parsing the stylesheet, parsing the document and applying the stylesheet and saving the result. Displayed in milliseconds.
-v or --verbose
Output each step taken by xsltproc in processing the stylesheet and the document.
-V or --version
Show the version of libxml(3) and libxslt(3) used.
--writesubtree PATH
Allow file write only within the PATH subtree.
--xinclude
Process the input document using the XInclude specification. More details on this can be found in the XInclude specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude/

Environment

SGML_CATALOG_FILES

SGML catalog behavior can be changed by redirecting queries to the user´s own set of catalogs. This can be done by setting the SGML_CATALOG_FILES environment variable to a list of catalogs. An empty one should deactivate loading the default /etc/sgml/catalog catalog.

XML_CATALOG_FILES

XML catalog behavior can be changed by redirecting queries to the user´s own set of catalogs. This can be done by setting the XML_CATALOG_FILES environment variable to a list of catalogs. An empty one should deactivate loading the default /etc/xml/catalog catalog.

Diagnostics

xsltproc return codes provide information that can be used when calling it from scripts.

0

No error (normal operation)

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

See Also

libxml(3), libxslt(3)

More information can be found at

· W3C XSLT page http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt

Author

John Fleck <jfleck@inkstain.net>

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Referenced By

a2x(1), db2x_xsltproc(1), libexslt(3), libxml(3), libxslt(3), pmlcreate(1), pmldigital(1), pmltoxmp(1), pmltrans(1), pmlvalid(1), xmlcopyeditor(1), xmlmantohtml(1), xmlto(1), xmltoman(1).

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