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What is the recommended tool for Windows for checking if an XML file is valid?

The Jira pre-migration checklist states that we should use the query below to find out if our file is valid:

xmllint --noout <Backup File Location>/entities.xml
xmllint --noout <Backup File Location>/activeobjects.xml : 100118

If the command does not produce an output, the file is valid. Any exceptions point to the spot with the formatting error.

The problem is this is essentially a Linux-only option.  I looked for xmllint for Windows and I haven't found a simple solution.

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Hi Rob,

Fair question - I reckon Atlassian should update their documentation.

I'm personally a big fan of chocolatey, so I ran in Powershell

choco install xsltproc

and that gave me what I want.

That's the second most popular answer on this SO thread:

xml - Installing xmllint - Stack Overflow

You're otherwise welcome to follow the recommended procedure if you don't currently use chocolatey.

Cheers, Jimmy

Atlassian recommended CYGWIN, and that worked well for me, thanks!

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