#cli #diff #json

bin+lib json_diff

A small diff tool utility for comparing jsons

3 releases

0.1.2 Sep 22, 2020
0.1.1 Nov 24, 2019
0.1.0 Nov 24, 2019

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json-diff is a command line utility to compare two jsons.

Input can be fed as inline strings or through files.
For readability, output is neatly differentiated into three categories: keys with different values, and keys not present in either of the objects.
Only missing or unequal keys are printed in output to reduce the verbosity.

Screenshot of diff results

A screenshot of a sample diff with json_diff

Usage Example:

$ json_diff f source1.json source2.json
$ json_diff d '{...}' '{...}'


f : read input from json files
d : read input from command line


Currently, json-diff is available through crates.io (apart from building this repo directly). For crate installation,

  • Install cargo, through rustup
    $ curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
  • Install json-diff
    $ cargo install json_diff


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