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lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor

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jq accepts a stream of JSON and then transforms it (selecting, iterating, reducing, etc) through one or more filters and then pretty-prints the results. jq is like sed for JSON data - you can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, Gawk, grep and friends let you play with text.


If you want to learn to use jq, read the documentation at stedolan.github.io/jq.

You can also try it online at jqplay.org.

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12 March 2019

Leaders and contributors

Stephen Dolan Author
Nicolas Williams Maintainer
William Langford Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/stedolan/jq
Bug Trackinghttps://github.com/stedolan/jq/issues

Software prerequisites

Required to buildGNU M4
Source requirementYacc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 March 2019.


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