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A json pretty printer for python

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A json pretty printer for Python 🐍.

Check out the pprintjson docs


Install with the standard json JSON encoder

$ pip install pprintjson

Install with the premier simplejson JSON encoder

$ pip install pprintjson[simplejson]


usage: [-h] [-i num] [-o file] [-c cmd] [-v] [file]

A pretty-printing function for json.

positional arguments:
  file                    json <file> to pretty-print

optional arguments:
  -h, --help              show this help message and exit
  -i num, --indent num    indent <num> number of spaces at each level (default: 4)
  -o file, --output file  write output to <file> instead of stdout (default: stdout)
  -c cmd, --command cmd   json <cmd> to pretty-print
  -v, --version           show program's version number and exit


Pretty print JSON from a file using the pprintjson CLI.

$ pprintjson "./path/to/file.json"

Pretty print JSON from a stdin using the pprintjson CLI.

$ echo '{ "a": 1, "b": "string", "c": true }' | pprintjson

Pretty print JSON from a string using the pprintjson CLI.

$ pprintjson -c '{ "a": 1, "b": "string", "c": true }'

Pretty print JSON from a string with an indent of 1.

$ pprintjson -c '{ "a": 1, "b": "string", "c": true }' -i 1

Pretty print JSON from a string and save output to a file output.json.

$ pprintjson -c '{ "a": 1, "b": "string", "c": true }' -o ./output.json


Pretty print JSON from a dict using the pprintjson module.

# 1. import the "pprintjson" function.
from pprintjson import pprintjson as ppjson

# 2. pretty print JSON.
obj = { "a": 1, "b": "string", "c": True }




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