[openstack-dev] [Neutron][API Doc] Easy way to generate JSON output for doc?

Mellquist, Peter peter.mellquist at hp.com
Wed Jul 31 23:00:05 UTC 2013

There are a few ways of doing this but I have used curl then pipe the results through a python JSON pretty print tool. This formats the JSON for easily dropping into API docs.

curl ( some Openstack request with JSON output )    | python -mjson.tool

Hope this helps,

From: Paul Michali [mailto:pcm at cisco.com]
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Subject: [openstack-dev] [Neutron][API Doc] Easy way to generate JSON output for doc?


I'm writing API doc pages for VPNaaS and was wondering if there are any tools/scripts to make it easy to generate the needed JSON result output for various operations?

It looks like I can do the neutron command with --verbose to get unformatted JSON output. Should I do that and then reformat the output (or is there way to do that easier)?

I did try to use json.loads() on the RESP: output, but it threw an ValueError "Expecting property name: line 1 column 1 (char 1)"


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