NAME

jsonsel - Select JSON elements using CSel (CSS-selector-like) syntax

VERSION

This document describes version 0.006 of jsonsel (from Perl distribution App-jsonsel), released on 2019-08-08.

SYNOPSIS

 % jsonsel file.json "Scalar[value > 3]"

OPTIONS

* marks required options.

Main options

--count

Shortcut for --node-action count.

See --node-action.

--dump

Shortcut for --node-action dump.

See --node-action.

--eval=s@

--eval E is shortcut for --action eval:E.

See --node-action.

Can be specified multiple times.

--expr=s
--file=filename

Default value:

 "-"
--node-action=s@

Specify action(s) to perform on matching nodes.

Default value:

 ["print_as_string"]

Each action can be one of the following:

* `count` will print the number of matching nodes.

* `print_method` will call on or more of the node object's methods and print the result. Example:

    print_method:as_string

* `dump` will show a indented text representation of the node and its descendants. Each line will print information about a single node: its class, followed by the value of one or more attributes. You can specify which attributes to use in a dot-separated syntax, e.g.:

    dump:tag.id.class

which will result in a node printed like this:

    HTML::Element tag=p id=undef class=undef

By default, if no attributes are specified, `id` is used. If the node class does not support the attribute, or if the value of the attribute is undef, then `undef` is shown.

Can be specified multiple times.

--node-actions-json=s

Specify action(s) to perform on matching nodes (JSON-encoded).

See --node-action.

--print

Shortcut for --node-action print_as_string.

See --node-action.

--print-method=s@

--print-method M is shortcut for --node-action print_method:M.

See --node-action.

Can be specified multiple times.

--root

Shortcut for --select-action=root.

See --select-action.

--select-action=s

Specify how we should select nodes.

Default value:

 "csel"

Valid values:

 ["csel","root"]

The default is `csel`, which will select nodes from the tree using the CSel expression. Note that the root node itself is not included. For more details on CSel expression, refer to <pm:Data::CSel>.

`root` will return a single node which is the root node.

Output options

--format=s

Choose output format, e.g. json, text.

Default value:

 undef
--json

Set output format to json.

--naked-res

When outputing as JSON, strip result envelope.

Default value:

 0

By default, when outputing as JSON, the full enveloped result is returned, e.g.:

    [200,"OK",[1,2,3],{"func.extra"=>4}]

The reason is so you can get the status (1st element), status message (2nd element) as well as result metadata/extra result (4th element) instead of just the result (3rd element). However, sometimes you want just the result, e.g. when you want to pipe the result for more post-processing. In this case you can use `--naked-res` so you just get:

    [1,2,3]

Other options

--help, -h, -?

Display help message and exit.

--version, -v

Display program's version and exit.

COMPLETION

This script has shell tab completion capability with support for several shells.

bash

To activate bash completion for this script, put:

 complete -C jsonsel jsonsel

in your bash startup (e.g. ~/.bashrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is recommended, however, that you install modules using cpanm-shcompgen which can activate shell completion for scripts immediately.

tcsh

To activate tcsh completion for this script, put:

 complete jsonsel 'p/*/`jsonsel`/'

in your tcsh startup (e.g. ~/.tcshrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is also recommended to install shcompgen (see above).

other shells

For fish and zsh, install shcompgen as described above.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-jsonsel.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-jsonsel.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-jsonsel

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

In many cases jpath might be a more convenient tool way to select JSON elements using JSON::Path syntax.

jq, https://stedolan.github.io/jq/, is a powerful tool to select as well as manipulate JSON elements.

Data::CSel, Data::CSel::WrapStruct, CSel::Examples

yamlsel, orgsel, htmlsel, podsel, ppisel

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2019, 2016 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.