Tag: Formatting

Use xmllint to Pretty Print API Output

June 10, 2010 » Geek

I’ve been messing with the Foursquare API and I was getting frustrated by it’s unreadable output. Too much XML, not enough whitespace!

How can we rectify this situation? xmllint! This is part of libxml and should exist on most systems.

So there you go, a handy trick of the day for you.
In case you missed it the short form is:
curl -l [url] | xmllint --format -