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Reformatting a large number of XML files

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm manipulating a large number of XML files scattered throughout a nested directory structure. I tried the following (which almost works): $ find . -name "*.xml" -type f | xargs -- xmllint --format The problem is this generates the formatted XML output on the screen, but doesn't change the file. How can I change this command so that the actual file contents are changed? Thanks! (HowTos)