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Python 3-based commandline converter YAML ↔ JSON ↔ PLIST

Project description

yaplon

Convert between JSON, YAML and PLIST (binary and XML) in the commandline. Can be used in piping. Written in Python 3.7 (not 2.7 compatible).

Installation

pip3 install --user --upgrade yaplon
pip3 install --user --upgrade git+https://github.com/twardoch/yaplon

Usage

yaplon j2p|j2y|p2j|p2y|y2j|y2p -i input -o output [options]

Commands:

j2p  -i JSON  -o PLIST [-b] (make binary PLIST)
j2y  -i JSON  -o YAML  [-m] (minify)
p2j  -i PLIST -o JSON  [-m] (minify) [-b] (keep binary)
p2y  -i PLIST -o YAML  [-m] (minify)
y2j  -i YAML  -o JSON  [-m] (minify) [-b] (keep binary)
y2p  -i YAML  -o PLIST [-b] (make binary PLIST)

Also installs direct CLI tools: json22plist, json22yaml, plist22json, plist22yaml, yaml22json, yaml22plist that correspond to the commands. Note that they have 22 rather than 2 in the filenames, so they don’t conflict with other similar (often single-purpose) tools that you may have.

Examples

JSON to YAML

File to file via the dedicated CLI tool:

$ json22yaml -i input.json -o output.yaml

Using pipe redirects, via the yaplon tool with j2y command:

$ yaplon j2y < input.json > output.yaml

Read file, output minified to stdout, via the Python 3 module

$ python3 -m yaplon j2y -m -i input.json

PLIST to JSON

Read PLIST file, output minified JSON file, via the dedicated CLI tool.

$ plist22json -m -i input.plist > output.json

Read plist file, output minified JSON to stdout, via the yaplon tool with p2j command.

$ yaplon p2j -m -i input.plist

Changelog

  • 1.1.0: added -s for sorting data
  • 1.0.8: initial public release

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