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Console utility for pretty JSON output

Project description

Simple python utility for using in shell scripts.


  • Print colorized JSON
  • Minimized and formatted output
  • Output elements by keys and indexes
  • Check JSON for correctness
  • Automatically disabling color sequences, when prints to pipeline, file or other non-tty output


  • test.json
  "arr": [
    "λάμβδα ラムダ lambda",
  "test": "test"
  • Colorized indented
printjson test.json
  • Minimized monochrome
printjson -om test.json


{"test":"test","arr":[123,"λάμβδα ラムダ lambda",["1","2"]]}
  • Print third entry of “arr” array, using “__” as delimiter
printjson -k 'arr__2' -d '__' test.json



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