Alternatives to popular CLI tools: jq – JSON processor

Last Updated on July 22, 2023

This article spotlights alternative tools to jq, a command-line JSON processor.

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Alternatives to jq
fxJavaScript Object Notation (JSON) viewer with streaming and mouse support
gojqPure Go implementation of jq
jelloFilter JSON and JSON Lines data with Python syntax
jlessCommand-line JSON viewer written in Rust
emutoSmall language for manipulating and restructuring JSON and other data files
unqeryQuery and transform JSON data
htmlqLike jq but for HTML
faqBilled as a more flexible jq supporting additional formats
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10 months ago
Are we missing any open source alternatives to jq? Please let us know." Read more »


10 months ago

htmlq is like jq but for HTML

10 months ago

I quite like using faq, it’s similar to jq but offers more formats. It’s written in Go, a language I’ve fallen in love with despite race condition issues.