SHC SHC - 5 months ago 21
JSON Question

how can I parse json with a single line python command?

I would like to use python to parse JSON in batch scripts, for example:

HOSTNAME=$(curl -s ${HOST} | python ?)

Where the JSON output from curl looks like:


How can I do this with a single line python command?


Based on the JSON below being returned from the curl command ...


You can then use python to extract the hostname using the python json module:

HOSTNAME=$(curl -s ${HOST} | python -c \
    'import json,sys;print json.load(sys.stdin)["hostname"]')

Note that I have split the line using a \ to make it more readable on stackoverflow. I've also simplified the command based on chepner's comment.

Original source: Parsing JSON with UNIX tools

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