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Software Author(s):

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xidel html xml json api parser


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0.9.8 | Updated: 03 Apr 2019



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To install Xidel, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Xidel, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Xidel, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade xidel -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade xidel -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure xidel installed
    name: xidel
    state: present
    version: 0.9.8
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'xidel' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.9.8'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: xidel,
    Version: 0.9.8,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller xidel
   Name     = 'xidel'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.9.8'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'xidel':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.9.8',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install xidel version="0.9.8" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 04 Apr 2019.


To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


It supports:

Extract expressions:

- CSS 3 Selectors: to extract simple elements
- XPath 3.0: to extract values and calculate things with them
- XQuery 3.0: to create new documents from the extracted values
- JSONiq: to work with JSON apis
- Templates: to extract several expressions in an easy way using a annotated version of the page for pattern-matching
- XPath 2.0/XQuery 1.0: compatibility mode for the old XPath/XQuery version


- HTTP Codes: Redirections like 30x are automatically followed, while keeping things like cookies
- Links: It can follow all links on a page as well as some extracted values
- Forms: It can fill in arbitrary data and submit the form

Output formats:

- Adhoc: just prints the data in a human readable format
- XML: encodes the data as XML
- HTML: encodes the data as HTML
- JSON: encodes the data as JSON
- bash/cmd: exports the data as shell variables

Connections: HTTP / HTTPS as well as local files or stdin

Systems: Windows (using wininet), Linux (using synapse+openssl), Mac (synapse)



$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'xidel*'

  checksum      = '96854C2BE1E3755F56FABB8F00D1FE567108461B9FAB139039219A1B7C17E382'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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