where, oh where, has xml2 gone?
I’ve recommended the
xml2 package several times. It’s a useful tool to convert reasonably well-formed XML data into a line-oriented format that can be searched with
awk etc for simple extractions. Even simple changes using the corresponding
2xml program in the package.
The debian package description says:
Package: xml2 Source: xml2 (0.4-3.1) Version: 0.4-3.1+b1 Installed-Size: 66 Maintainer: Patrick Schoenfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> Architecture: amd64 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14), libxml2 (>= 2.7.4) Description-en: Convert between XML, HTML, CSV and a line-oriented format xml2 tools are used to convert XML, HTML and CSV to and from a line-oriented format more amenable to processing by classic Unix pipeline processing tools, like grep, sed, awk, cut, shell scripts, and so forth. Homepage: http://ofb.net/~egnor/xml2/ Tag: interface::commandline, role::program, use::converting, works-with-format::html, works-with-format::xml, works-with::text Section: utils Priority: optional Filename: pool/main/x/xml2/xml2_0.4-3.1+b1_amd64.deb Size: 13912
Unfortunately, that Homepage field is a 404 dead link.
I’d like to find the new home, if any, for it so that I can give out working links and also submit a bug report to debian to get the Homepage link corrected. It seems that my google-fu is not powerful enough for this task.
Aside from the source archives in debian and other distros, does anyone know where
xml2 "lives" now? Is there a homepage? A github repo? Is it abandonware?
The github clone/xml2 repo mentioned in the answer also seems to be abandoned now. There’s a fork of that which was last updated in Jan 2019 and has the original html documentation converted to markdown: