JSON Terminal Tools

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), developed in the early 2000s by Douglas Crockford, is a widely-used, lightweight data-interchange format, appreciated for its human readability and machine parsability.


JSON is crucial for data manipulation, querying data, API interaction, and configuration, often used in combination with terminal tools like jq for processing JSON data.


Below is a list of terminal tools that work with JSON.

  1. jaq - A jq clone focused on correctness, speed, and simplicity
  1. jless - A command-line JSON viewer.
  1. jq - Command-line JSON processor
  1. jqp - A command line tool for querying JSON
  1. logshark - A CLI / TUI debugger for JSON logs.
  1. miller - an all in one swiss army knife for data processing.

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