XML query language and another OS/XML suggestion
Stephen D. Williams <sdw@l...> wrote: >A note on the /dev/proc/xml mention: I've been thinking for a while that EVERY data/meta-data >interface to a typical OS (such as Linux/Unix) should have an XML form. Maybe add or override >-X or --XML to all commands where it could possibly make sense. ps, netstat, lsof, ifconfig, >df, egrep, ls, etc. are all good candidates. Add simple tree/value extraction to bash and >you'd have more portability for a lot of things. Wouldn't that be great? The UNIX pipe model has suffered from not having a standard structured format, as has the /proc file system. Not to mention what this could do to an OS like Plan9 where "everything is a file" and textual formats abound... However this would be a major undertaking. Maybe someone in the GNU project would consider it, though. Have fun, Oren Ben-Kiki xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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