jq is a command-line JSON processor to parse json format data. You can find the detailed documentation here. And you can try to play it online at jqplay.org. I am listing out few jq command line examples that I found quite useful for day-to-day work 😃. Let’s try jq with AWS resources api. // to parse and extract json data $ curl -s \ https://pricing.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/offers/v1.0/aws/index.json \ | jq .offers.AmazonEC2 { "offerCode": "AmazonEC2", "versionIndexUrl": "/offers/v1.