jtbl is simple and elegant. It just takes in piped JSON or JSON Lines data and prints a table. There’s only one option to turn on column truncation vs. wrapping columns if the terminal width is too narrow to display the complete table. It ‘does the right thing’.
Fun at the command line plotting JSON values at the terminal with jc, jq, and jp.
Do One Thing Well The Unix philosophy of using compact expert tools that do one thing well and pipelining them together to manipulate data is a great idea and has worked well for the past few decades. This philosophy was outlined in the 1978 Foreward to the Bell System Technical Journal describing the UNIX Time-SharingContinue reading “Bringing the Unix Philosophy to the 21st Century”