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cpanel_json_xs - Cpanel::JSON::XS commandline utility


   cpanel_json_xs [-v] [-f inputformat] [-t outputformat]


cpanel_json_xs converts between some input and output formats (one of them is JSON).

The default input format is json and the default output format is json-pretty.



Be slightly more verbose.

-f fromformat

Read a file in the given format from STDIN.

fromformat can be one of:

json - a json text encoded, either utf-8, utf16-be/le, utf32-be/le
json-nonref - json according to RFC 7159
json-relaxed - json with all relaxed options
json-unknown - json with allow_unknown
storable - a Storable frozen value
storable-file - a Storable file (Storable has two incompatible formats)
bencode - use Convert::Bencode, if available (used by torrent files, among others)
clzf - Compress::LZF format (requires that module to be installed)
eval - evaluate the given code as (non-utf-8) Perl, basically the reverse of "-t dump"
yaml - YAML (requires the YAML module)
yaml-xs - YAML (requires the YAML::XS module)
yaml-syck - YAML (requires the YAML::Syck module)
cbor - CBOR (via CBOR::XS)
string - do not attempt to decode the file data
none - nothing is read, creates an undef scalar - mainly useful with -e
-t toformat

Write the file in the given format to STDOUT.

toformat can be one of:

json, json-utf-8 - json, utf-8 encoded
json-pretty - as above, but pretty-printed with sorted object keys
json-stringify - as json-pretty with allow_stringify
json-relaxed - as json-pretty, but with the additional options

->allow_stringify->allow_blessed->convert_blessed->allow_unknown ->allow_tags->stringify_infnan(1)

json-utf-16le, json-utf-16be - little endian/big endian utf-16
json-utf-32le, json-utf-32be - little endian/big endian utf-32
storable - a Storable frozen value in network format
storable-file - a Storable file in network format (Storable has two incompatible formats)
bencode - use Convert::Bencode, if available (used by torrent files, among others)
clzf - Compress::LZF format
yaml - YAML
yaml-xs - YAML::XS
yaml-syck - YAML::Syck
dump - Data::Dump
dumper - Data::Dumper
string - writes the data out as if it were a string
none - nothing gets written, mainly useful together with -e

Note that Data::Dumper doesn't handle self-referential data structures correctly - use "dump" instead.

-e code

Evaluate perl code after reading the data and before writing it out again - can be used to filter, create or extract data. The data that has been written is in $_, and whatever is in there is written out afterwards.


   cpanel_json_xs -t none <isitreally.json

"JSON Lint" - tries to parse the file isitreally.json as JSON - if it is valid JSON, the command outputs nothing, otherwise it will print an error message and exit with non-zero exit status.

   <src.json cpanel_json_xs >pretty.json

Prettify the JSON file src.json to dst.json.

   cpanel_json_xs -f storable-file <file

Read the serialized Storable file file and print a human-readable JSON version of it to STDOUT.

   cpanel_json_xs -f storable-file -t yaml <file

Same as above, but write YAML instead (not using JSON at all :)

   cpanel_json_xs -f none -e '$_ = [1, 2, 3]'

Dump the perl array as UTF-8 encoded JSON text.

   <torrentfile cpanel_json_xs -f bencode -e '$_ = join "\n", map @$_, @{$_->{"announce-list"}}' -t string

Print the tracker list inside a torrent file.

   lwp-request http://cpantesters.perl.org/show/Cpanel-JSON-XS.json | cpanel_json_xs

Fetch the cpan-testers result summary Cpanel::JSON::XS and pretty-print it.


Copyright (C) 2008 Marc Lehmann <json@schmorp.de>