Month: February 2016

  • Mac OS X iWorks (Pages, Numbers, Keynote): they are ZIP files containing obscure “.iwa” files Apparently huge XML files previously contained within those ZIP files got split up and compressed (but how???), and these pieces are now called “.iwa“. That was in favour of mobile devices working on partial files “in the cloud”. I have no plans working with spreadsheets “in the cloud”. I prefer […]

  • Python and XPath has a section on Python — O’Reilly Media book: Python & XML — published in 2003, you cannot use the “4DOM” samples any more — I discussed it a little in this article (on this blog): the Python2 and Python3 samples are practically the same, you can use identical code (apart from the “print” and […]

  • XMLStarlet – a command-line utility to deal with XML documents – User’s Guide – the User’s Guide section on “Other XmlStarlet Resources” (with a few broken links) – yet another document called “User’s Guide” but with more rather educative examples — behind a paywall; my PDF copy lives on my archive at: Computers/Data_Formats/Markup_Languages/XML/Addressing_and_Querying/XPath/ CAVEAT: “xmlstarlet sel –template –value-of XPATH” lists all […]

  • Perl’s XML::Tidy – tidy indenting of XML documents

  • Python and regular expressions

  • Python Wiki: PythonXml – and what about XPath? – all 3 books mentioned are like 15 years old — “Python & XML” (2001) — behind a paywall on XML processing with Python

  • pip, the Python package manager →–proxy — pip and how to specify an HTTP proxy to go through — various ways … — also describes the use of %USERPROFILEpippip.ini and $HOME/.pip/pip.conf On my PC at work there are quite a few different Python installations, so which pip belongs to which Python installation? I guess calling pip like this will […]

  • manipulating JSON data with Perl-one-liners

  • the “JSON Lines” text file format

  • Graylog GELF is a format for log messages, their stream is de-facto JSON lines

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