I previously blogged about shell scripting JSON with Node.js. In this post, I’ll demonstrate how to achieve the same thing with jsawk. The way these things go, I didn’t find out about jsawk until after I wrote my post about shell scripting with Node. It’s good to know both .
Jsawk, as the name implies, aims to be for json what awk is for structured plain text. It’s rather useful, as it saves a lot of setup/boilerplate compared to the node.js scripts I’ve shown before.