Querying json datasets with jq

Working with JSON datasets is really common task nowadays, almost any API will output information on this format, but is still complex to manipulate this format when compared with plain-text combined with common unix commands like cut, awk, sed, etc.

To reduce this gap jq was developed with exactly this paradigm in mind jq is like sed for JSON data. This post will walk through the details to: select fields (projection), flatten arrays, filter jsons based on a field value and convert JSON to CSV/TSV.

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