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

Vishvananda Ishaya vishvananda at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 23:27:17 UTC 2013

If you need to do anything more interesting with json from the command line I have found the jq tool to be especially useful:


For, example, here is how one might use it to interact with the nova keypairs api:



On Jul 31, 2013, at 4:00 PM, "Mellquist, Peter" <peter.mellquist at hp.com> wrote:

> Paul,
> 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,
> Peter.
> From: Paul Michali [mailto:pcm at cisco.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:41 PM
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> Subject: [openstack-dev] [Neutron][API Doc] Easy way to generate JSON output for doc?
> Hi!
> 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)"
> Ideas?
> PCM (Paul Michali)
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