How to validate firewalld xml configuration without reloading firewalld?

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  • What is the alternative for xmlschema check for latest firewalld?
  • xmlschema files disappeared from firewalld-0.6.3-2.el7.
  • firewall-cmd --reload will always succeed regardless whether there are configuration errors in the new rule set.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • firewalld-0.5.3-2.el7 and above versions.

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