[kwlug-disc] BASH compare items in two files

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Wed Nov 3 13:43:19 EDT 2010

----- Original Message -----
> A higher level language (python, perl, C, etc) program would be your
> best bet as they already have the XML parsing and data handling
> libraries that will make this task a cinch.
> 1. Load the list of IDs into a searchable list
> 2. Using a SAX parser compare the ID of every node against the list
> 3. Done!

This reminds me of that commercial with the guy on the phone with the surgeon. The surgeon is trying to talk him through an operation on himself.

You pose a good solution to a programmer, however that is not what Richard is.

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