How to Run jq on Windows PowerShell

This post will show how you can jq command line on Windows machines and PowerShell.

jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor that operates akin to tools such as `sed`, `awk`, `grep`, and their equivalents for handling text data.

It’s designed to allow users to slice, filter, map, and transform structured JSON data easily.

jq is written in portable C and has zero runtime dependencies, making it an efficient tool for working with JSON data in various environments.

Install jq

Jq installation on Windows is done using Winget and the following cmdlet.

winget install jqlang.jq

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