I want to install xmllint, but don't know how. I'm running Ubuntu LTS 20.04.

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    If the goal is to LINT some XML, there is the libxml2-utils package, but it’s not often people install this on it’s own. What is the actual issue you are attempting to solve? 🤔
    – matigo
    Dec 16, 2021 at 9:00
  • @matigo it was needed to run a script that i needed to run.
    – Sam H
    Dec 16, 2021 at 10:10

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The tool xmllint is part of the libxml2-utils package

As superuser run:-

#apt -y install libxml2-utils

and the xmllint tool will become available e.g.

xmllint --format your.xml

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