How To Install jq on AlmaLinux 8

jq is Command-line JSON processor

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install jq on AlmaLinux 8.

What is jq

lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor jq is like sed for JSON data – you can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, awk, grep and friends let you play with text. It is written in portable C, and it has zero runtime dependencies. jq can mangle the data format that you have into the one that you want with very little effort, and the program to do so is often shorter and simpler than you’d expect.

We can use yum or dnf to install jq on AlmaLinux 8. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install jq.

Install jq on AlmaLinux 8 Using dnf

Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install jq using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install jq

Install jq on AlmaLinux 8 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install jq using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install jq

How To Uninstall jq on AlmaLinux 8

To uninstall only the jq package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove jq

jq Package Contents on AlmaLinux 8

/usr/bin/jq
/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/02
/usr/lib/.build-id/02/780071d95cb59d9e91fae50448a77e2d3b3202
/usr/lib/.build-id/a8
/usr/lib/.build-id/a8/a2c3521a9e4faac4f9330d0a136f940bfde3d2
/usr/lib64/libjq.so.1
/usr/lib64/libjq.so.1.0.4
/usr/share/doc/jq/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/jq/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/jq/README
/usr/share/doc/jq/README.md
/usr/share/man/man1/jq.1.gz
/usr/bin/jq
/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/5a
/usr/lib/.build-id/5a/fddf128ae75b3055ee4ef443944f60a5afe2a6
/usr/lib/.build-id/6d
/usr/lib/.build-id/6d/759c60d3cdcc1e587d557c708b149b49427062
/usr/lib/libjq.so.1
/usr/lib/libjq.so.1.0.4
/usr/share/doc/jq/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/jq/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/jq/README
/usr/share/doc/jq/README.md
/usr/share/man/man1/jq.1.gz

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install jq on AlmaLinux 8 using yum and dnf.