XMLTO(1)                           Reference                          XMLTO(1)

       xmlto - apply an XSL stylesheet to an XML document

       xmlto [-o output_dir] [-x custom_xsl] [-m xsl_fragment] [-v]
             [-p postprocessor_opts] [--extensions] [--searchpath path]
             [--skip-validation] [--stringparam paramname=paramvalue]
             [--noclean] [--noautosize] [--noextensions] [--profile]
             [--with-fop] [--with-dblatex] {format} {file}

       xmlto {[--help] | [--version]}

       The purpose of xmlto is to convert an XML file to the desired format
       using whatever means necessary. This may involve two steps:

        1. The application of an appropriate XSL stylesheet using an XSL-T

        2. Further processing with other tools. This step may not be

       To decide which stylesheet to use and what, if any, needs to be done to
       post-process the output, xmlto makes use of format scripts, which are
       simple shell scripts that xmlto calls during the conversion.

       The appropriate format script is selected based on the type of XML file
       and the desired output format.  xmlto comes with some format scripts
       for converting DocBook XML files to a variety of formats. You may
       specify your own format script by using an absolute filename for format
       on the command line.

       Firstly, if xmlto has not been told explicitly which stylesheet to use
       (with the -x option), the format script will be called with $1 set to
       stylesheet. The environment variable XSLT_PROCESSOR contains the base
       name of the executable that will be used to perform the XSL-T
       transformation (for example xsltproc). The format script should write
       the name of the stylesheet to use to standard output and exit
       successfully, or exit with a non-zero return code if there is no
       appropriate stylesheet to use (for example, if the only available
       stylesheet is known not to work with the XSL-T processor that will be
       used). If nothing is written to standard output but the script exits
       successfully, no XSL-T transformation will be performed.

       Secondly, after an XSL-T processor has been run using the stylesheet,
       the format script will be called again, this time with $1 set to
       post-process. The format script should perform any necessary steps to
       translate the XSL-T processed output into the desired output format,
       including copying the output to the desired output directory. For
       post-processing, the format script is run in a temporary directory
       containing just the processed output (whose name is stored in
       XSLT_PROCESSED and whose basename is that of the original XML file with
       any filename extension replaced with .proc).  INPUT_FILE is set to the
       name of the original XML file, OUTPUT_DIR is set to the name of the
       directory that the output (and only the output) must end up in, and
       SEARCHPATH is set to a colon-separate list of fallback directories in
       which to look for input (for images, for example). If this step is
       unsuccessful the format script should exit with a non-zero return code.

           Be verbose (-vv for very verbose).

       -x stylesheet
           Use stylesheet instead of asking the format script to choose one.

       -m fragment
           Use the provided XSL fragment to modify the stylesheet.

       -o directory
           Put output in the specified directory instead of the current
           working directory.

       -p postprocessor_opts
           Pass postprocessor_opts to processing stages after stylesheet
           application (e.g.  lynx or links when going through HTML to text,
           or xmltex when going from through TeX to DVI). If -p is specified a
           second time, the options specified will be passed to second-stage
           postprocessing; presently this is only applicable when going
           through xmltex and dvips to PostScript.

           Turn on stylesheet extensions for the tool chain in use
           (use.extensions is turned on). The variables turned on are the ones
           used by Norman Walsh's DocBook XSL stylesheets.

       --searchpath path
           Add the colon-separated list of directories in path as fallback
           directories for including input.

           Skip the validation step that is normally performed.

       --stringparam paramname=paramvalue
           Pass a named parameter paramname with value paramvalue to
           stylesheet from the command line.

           Temporary files are not deleted(their names are shown and kept in
           tmp directory). It could help with analyzing problems.

           By default, some XSL variables are overridden by autodetection
           (page.width and page.height for paperconf (libpaper) use,
           paper.type for locale-based (LC_PAPER) selection). With this
           option, xmlto doesn't use this autodetection and user is able to
           modify defaults himself (either via default param.xsl modification
           or by user-defined XSL fragment).

           By default, xmlto enables XSL params passivetex.extensions for
           passivetex backend and fop.extensions and fop1.extensions for fop
           backend. This usually produces better results. If you for some
           reason don't want to use these parameters, just disable them using
           this option.

           Pre-process the XML document with the profiling stylesheet.

           Use fop for formatting. It is an experimental option, expects fop
           in specific location(detected at configured time), could be changed
           manually in xmlto script by modification of FOP_PATH

           Use dblatex for formatting. It is an experimental option, expects
           dblatex in specific location(detected at configured time), could be
           changed manually in xmlto script by modification of DBLATEX_PATH

           Display a short usage message. It will describe xmlto's options,
           and the available output formats.

           Display the version number of xmlto.

           Base name of the executable that will be used to perform the XSL-T
           transformation (default: xsltproc(1)).

           Directory, where to create temporary stylesheets (default: /tmp).

           Everything went fine. This is the expected exit code.

           xmlto was called with insufficient arguments.

           mktemp(1) failed to create a file/directory. Make sure /tmp or
           TMPDIR is writable.

           xmlto failed to find some binary on configured location. Make sure
           that all required packages are installed and paths in xmlto script
           are set properly.

       10+(Validation non-zero error code)
           xmlto tried to validate a xml document, but validation failed. For
           better diagnostic, validation output and xmllint exit code is
           provided. Consider either fixing your document or using

       To convert a DocBook XML document to PDF, use:

           xmlto pdf mydoc.xml

       To convert a DocBook XML document to HTML and store the resulting HTML
       files in a separate directory use:

           xmlto -o html-dir html mydoc.xml

       To convert a DocBook XML document to a single HTML file use:

           xmlto html-nochunks mydoc.xml

       To modify the output using an XSL fragment use:

           xmlto -m ulink.xsl pdf mydoc.xml

       To specify which stylesheet to use (overriding the one that the format
       script would choose) use:

           xmlto -x mystylesheet.xsl pdf mydoc.xml

       Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>
           Original author, maintainer until 0.0.18

       Ondej Vaik <ovasik@redhat.com>
           Maintainer since 0.0.19

xmlto 0.0.25                     November 2011                        XMLTO(1)
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