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Command Line Interface (CLI)

The RaptorXML+XBRL Server executable for use with the command line interface (CLI) is located by default at:










Click to expand/collapseCasing and slashes on the command line

RaptorXMLXBRL on Windows

raptorxmlxbrl on Unix (Linux, Mac)


* Note that lowercase (raptorxmlxbrl) works on all platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac), while upper-lower (RaptorXMLXBRL) works only on Windows and Mac.

* Use forward slashes on Linux and Mac, backslashes on Windows.



On the command line, send a command to the executable with the options and/or arguments you want. The command line syntax is:



RaptorXMLXBRL --h | --help | --version | <command> [options] [arguments]


raptorxmlxbrl --h | --help | --version | <command> [options] [arguments]


raptorxmlxbrl --h | --help | --version | <command> [options] [arguments]




Calls the application on Windows platforms.


Calls the application on Unix platforms (Linux and Mac).

--h | --help

Displays the help text.


Displays the application's version number.


The command to execute. See list below. Each command is described in detail, with its options and arguments, in sub-sections of this section.


The options of a command. They are listed with their respective commands and are described in detail in the Options section.


The argument/s of a command. They are listed and described with their respective commands.


CLI commands

The available CLI commands are described in this section, organized by functionality.


XML, DTD, XSD Validation Commands
Well-formedness Check Commands
XBRL Validation Commands
XQuery Commands
XSLT Commands
JSON/Avro Commands
XML Signature Commands
Other commands: Validate Any, Script, Help and License, Localization


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