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Generates diff between two JSON files

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Compares two JSON files ( and generates a new JSON file with the result. Allows exclusion of some keys from the comparison, or in other way to include only some keys.

The project’s website is at Patches and pull requests are welcome, but please keep the script compatible with python 2.4.

Released under MIT/X11 license.


1.5.0 2019-08-25
  • Port to Python 3 (most tests pass, one skipped)
1.4.3 2019-08-06
  • Fix tests to work.
1.4.2 2019-08-06
  • Allow running main() without formal arguments.
1.4.1 2018-07-21
  • Fix tests
1.4.0 2018-07-21
  • Generate proper script with entry_points.
1.3.7 2018-07-20
  • New email address of the maintainer
  • Skip failing test
1.3.5 2017-01-13
  • Fedorahosted dies, everything (including submodules) moved to
1.3.4 2015-03-13
  • Switch to setuptools
  • Reorganization of repositories (fedorahosted)
1.3.3 2012-04-24
  • Grrr, python 2.4 doesn’t have context managers
1.3.2 2012-04-24
  • Include mising test/ to the distribution to allow tests for packgaging.
1.3.1 2012-04-23
  • Back to the past: previous version was not compatible with Python 2.4.
1.3.0 2012-04-23
  • Added -o parameter for output to the specified file.
1.2.9 2012-02-13
  • Give up on non-UTF-8 encoding for output.
1.2.7 2012-01-18
  • Yet another (hopefully the last) fix of the development website. We are on now.
1.2.6 2012-01-18
  • Move tests to test/ module
  • Clean up (when using defaults, install doesn’t install tests, which I like)
  • Add new command test to run the test suite.
1.2.5 2012-01-11
  • Switch the project’s website and clean up UTF-8 metadata.
1.2.1 2011-12-03
  • Change of the home URL to my trac.
1.2.0 2011-12-01
  • One more python 2.4 compatibility fix.
    Maintainer of optparse library couldn’t have a better idea than to change “usage:” to “Usage:” (between 2.4 and 2.6)! Grrrrrrr.
1.2.0 2011-12-01
  • Fix locale.setlocale to work on RHEL 5.
1.2.0 2011-11-30
  • Make tests working independently of the locale set on the system.
1.2.0 2011-11-30
  • Set exit status of json_diff command.
    0 means no difference 1 there is a difference.
  • Now actually works correctly with non-mandatory options.
1.1.0 2011-11-29
  • Make scripts pylint and PEP8 compliant.
  • Add option -a to ignore appended keys (for comparing changing piglit tests).
  • Fix formatted output to stdout (or file).
  • Added test for -i functionality.
0.9.2 2011-11-21
Python 2.4 compatible
0.9.1 2011-11-21
Two small nits in __main__ part.

(for detailed log of all changes see git log)

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