I really needed something like jq, but for XML (i.e. XPath). A quick look at the Debian repos told me they provide xmlstarlet, and it's exactly that.

E.g., to extract all URLs from an Internet Archive collection RSS feed:

xmlstarlet sel -t -v "/rss/channel/item/enclosure/@url" collection.rss

For some reason, I keep thinking that the Mastodon web client renders Markdown in toots, and I keep getting disappointed.

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