json-formatter VS jq

Compare json-formatter vs jq and see what are their differences.


Makes JSON easy to read. (by callumlocke)


Command-line JSON processor (by stedolan)
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4.2 1.7
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TypeScript C
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of json-formatter. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of jq. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing json-formatter and jq you can also consider the following projects:

yq - Command-line YAML, XML, TOML processor - jq wrapper for YAML/XML/TOML documents

dasel - Select, put and delete data from JSON, TOML, YAML, XML and CSV files with a single tool. Supports conversion between formats and can be used as a Go package.

gojq - Pure Go implementation of jq

json5 - JSON5 — JSON for Humans

jp - Validate and transform JSON with Bash

miller - Miller is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-indexed data such as CSV, TSV, and tabular JSON

jmespath.py - JMESPath is a query language for JSON.

nushell - A new type of shell

ndjson - Streaming line delimited json parser + serializer

Jolt - JSON to JSON transformation library written in Java.

json - JSON for Modern C++

gron - Make JSON greppable!