CPANEL_JSON_XS

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (1)
Updated: 2020-10-02
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NAME

cpanel_json_xs - Cpanel::JSON::XS commandline utility  

SYNOPSIS

   cpanel_json_xs [-v] [-f inputformat] [-t outputformat]

 

DESCRIPTION

cpanel_json_xs converts between some input and output formats (one of them is JSON).

The default input format is "json" and the default output format is "json-pretty".  

OPTIONS

-v
Be slightly more verbose.
-f fromformat
Read a file in the given format from STDIN.

"fromformat" can be one of:

json - a json text encoded, either utf-8, utf16-be/le, utf32-be/le
json-nonref - json according to RFC 7159
json-relaxed - json with all relaxed options
json-unknown - json with allow_unknown
storable - a Storable frozen value
storable-file - a Storable file (Storable has two incompatible formats)
bencode - uses one of Net::BitTorrent::Protocol::BEP03::Bencode, Bencode or the broken Convert::Bencode, if available (used by torrent files, among others)
clzf - Compress::LZF format (requires that module to be installed)
eval - evaluate the given code as (non-utf-8) Perl, basically the reverse of "-t dump"
yaml - loose YAML (requires YAML)
yaml-tiny - loose YAML (requires YAML::Tiny or CPAN::Meta::YAML)
yaml-xs - strict YAML 1.2 (requires YAML::XS)
yaml-syck - YAML (requires YAML::Syck)
cbor - CBOR (via CBOR::XS)
string - do not attempt to decode the file data
sereal - Sereal (via Sereal::Decoder)
none - nothing is read, creates an "undef" scalar - mainly useful with "-e"
-t toformat
Write the file in the given format to STDOUT.

"toformat" can be one of:

json, json-utf-8 - json, utf-8 encoded
json-pretty - as above, but pretty-printed with sorted object keys
json-stringify - as json-pretty with allow_stringify
json-relaxed - as json-pretty, but with the additional options
->allow_stringify->allow_blessed->convert_blessed->allow_unknown ->allow_tags->stringify_infnan(1)
json-utf-16le, json-utf-16be - little endian/big endian utf-16
json-utf-32le, json-utf-32be - little endian/big endian utf-32
storable - a Storable frozen value in network format
storable-file - a Storable file in network format (Storable has two incompatible formats)
bencode - uses one of Net::BitTorrent::Protocol::BEP03::Bencode, Bencode or the broken Convert::Bencode, if available (used by torrent files, among others)
clzf - Compress::LZF format
yaml - loose YAML (requires YAML)
yaml-tiny - loose YAML (requires YAML::Tiny or CPAN::Meta::YAML)
yaml-xs - strict YAML 1.2 (requires YAML::XS)
yaml-syck - YAML (requires YAML::Syck)
dump - Data::Dump
dumper - Data::Dumper
string - writes the data out as if it were a string
sereal - Sereal (via Sereal::Encoder)
none - nothing gets written, mainly useful together with "-e"
Note that Data::Dumper doesn't handle self-referential data structures correctly - use ``dump'' instead.
-e code
Evaluate perl code after reading the data and before writing it out again - can be used to filter, create or extract data. The data that has been written is in $_, and whatever is in there is written out afterwards.
 

EXAMPLES

   cpanel_json_xs -t none <isitreally.json

``JSON Lint'' - tries to parse the file isitreally.json as JSON - if it is valid JSON, the command outputs nothing, otherwise it will print an error message and exit with non-zero exit status.

   <src.json cpanel_json_xs >pretty.json

Prettify the JSON file src.json to dst.json.

   cpanel_json_xs -f storable-file <file

Read the serialized Storable file file and print a human-readable JSON version of it to STDOUT.

   cpanel_json_xs -f storable-file -t yaml <file

Same as above, but write YAML instead (not using JSON at all :)

   cpanel_json_xs -f none -e '$_ = [1, 2, 3]'

Dump the perl array as UTF-8 encoded JSON text.

   <torrentfile cpanel_json_xs -f bencode -e '$_ = join "\n", map @$_, @{$_->{"announce-list"}}' -t string

Print the tracker list inside a torrent file.

   lwp-request http://cpantesters.perl.org/show/Cpanel-JSON-XS.json | cpanel_json_xs

Fetch the cpan-testers result summary "Cpanel::JSON::XS" and pretty-print it.

    cpanel_json_xs -f yaml-xs -t yaml-tiny <META.yml   >MYMETA.yml
    cpanel_json_xs -f yaml-tiny -t yaml-xs <MYMETA.yml >XSMETA.yml
    cpanel_json_xs -f yaml -t yaml <XSMETA.yml #BOOM!
    Error: YAML_LOAD_ERR_BAD_MAP_ELEMENT

Compare YAML en- and decoders, and see that YAML::XS generates unparsable YAML <https://github.com/ingydotnet/yaml-libyaml-pm/issues/9>  

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 2008 Marc Lehmann <json@schmorp.de> Copyright (C) 2016 Cpanel Inc


 

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