JQ – The JSON Processor

Tired of filtering semi-structured data from command output? What if I tell you can easily filter from structured or unstructured document data. Yes, you heard it right, we are talking about JSON [JavaScript Object Notation]. JSON is a text-based data format programming language that is used to serialize and transmitting structured or unstructured data or we can say semi-structured data over a network connection.

But Why Json ?

We generally think JSON means data provided general output from any API. But, if we talk about any technology, JSON is a very common programming language or we can say format, which is used as the output format of any resource. While using DevOps tools like Docker, Ansible, or any other tool, we generally get the output in JSON format when we use any output command like Docker inspect or Ansible facts gather.

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