|author||Nicolas Williams <email@example.com>||Mon Jun 09 17:43:17 2014 -0500|
|committer||Nicolas Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Jun 09 17:43:17 2014 -0500|
Make the note about shell quoting appear on site
jq is a command-line JSON processor.
If you want to learn to use jq, read the documentation at http://stedolan.github.io/jq. This documentation is generated from the docs/ folder of this repository. You can also try it online at http://jqplay.herokuapp.com.
If you want to hack on jq, feel free, but be warned that its internals are not well-documented at the moment. Bring a hard hat and a shovel. Also, read the wiki: http://github.com/stedolan/jq/wiki
If you‘re building directly from the latest git, you’ll need flex and bison installed. To build, run:
autoreconf -i ./configure make -j8 make check
After make finishes, you'll be able to use
./jq. You can also install it using:
sudo make install
If you‘re not using the latest git version but instead building a released tarball (available on the website), then you won’t need to run
autoreconf (and shouldn‘t), and you won’t need flex or bison.
To cross-compile for OS X and Windows, see docs/Rakefile‘s build task and scripts/crosscompile. You’ll need a cross-compilation environment, such as Mingw for cross-compiling for Windows.