I am looking for a substitution of the W3C RDF Validator, as it is broken, in addition I want something a bit more automated, such as a command line tool.

I have been using xmllint for checking XML files in the past. Are there any command line tools similar to that?

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You can use rapper tool for validation or http://jena.sourceforge.net/Eyeball/


Apache Jena Eyeball is no more maintained.

[...] there is no Apache release of Eyeball and the code has not been updated for Jena3.

You can use Apache Jena Riot instead. Such as:

riot --validate dataset.rdf

Note that rapper is a useful tool and is still maintained but it doesn't really do validation. For examples invalid XSD dateTimes are not detected.

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