JSON jamming in the new age
Nowadays, JSON is everywhere, in web
apis, in configuration files, even in logs. JSON is the default format used to structure data. Because it is used so much, there will be times when we will need to process JSON from the command line. Could you imagine doing this with
sed, or other conventional tools? That would be quite a challenge.
Luckily for us, there is a simple Command-line tool called
jq that we can use to query JSON files. It comes with its own language syntax, as we will see in just a few minutes.
First let's install
jq with the following command:
sudo apt install jq
Now let's use an example file, a dummy ...