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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 4, 2020
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-2726 Please, port "jq" command to IBM i.


jq is like sed for JSON data - you can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, awk, grep and friends let you play with text.

jq is written in portable C, and it has zero runtime dependencies.

Use Case:

# Simple:
Extract single value from JSON response:

`curl -Ss | jq .ip`

# Advanced:
Collect recent commit messages, with committer name, from the jq github repo:

`curl -Ss '' | jq '[.[] | {message: .commit.message, name:}]'`

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2020

    Good news! As this is a duplicate of the already delivered RFE you can install jq via the ACS Package Management GUI or via yum from the command line today.

  • Guest
    Aug 4, 2020

    I think support for jq command was added as part of 7.4 TR2 and 7.3 TR8 enhancements