Convert between formats.
gorgeous [-i] [-F <in-format>] [-T <out-format>] [-q <query>] [-o <destination>] FILE ...
This utility converts data between different formats.
Formats are one of: json, xml, yaml, ruby, email, url
Input can be read from STDIN as well as files given on the command-line.
-i Convert file in-place -F Input format -T Output format -q Query selector in format similar to XPath (see below) -o Write output to file instead of STDOUT
"/items/comments/text" -- 2nd comment body of each item "/items[-1]/user/full_name" -- name of user for last item "//user/username" -- usernames of all users anywhere in the document
It's recommended that you install all of these ruby libraries. They are only loaded when processing specific formats.
- nokogiri for HTML/XML
- yajl-ruby or json for JSON (for Ruby < 1.9)
- activesupport (for various stuff)
- rack for url
- mail for email
All together now:
$ gem install nokogiri yajl-ruby activesupport rack mail
Pipe in standard input:
# auto-detects input as being JSON, displays prettified output: $ curl -s api.twitter.com/1/statuses/show/40453487309361153.json | gorgeous # covert from JSON to YAML $ curl -s <url> | gorgeous -T yaml # extract Twitter avatar from tweet as text $ curl -s <url> | gorgeous -T txt -q /user/profile_image_url
Prettify a file in place:
# auto-detects format by extension, prettifies and overwrites the file: $ gorgeous -i some-data.json # convert some data to YAML $ gorgeous -i -F json -T yaml some-data
Prettify some HTML (gorgeous calls it "xml"):
$ curl -s www.1112.net/lastpage.html | gorgeous -F xml
Prettify content in clipboard (on a Mac):
$ pbpaste | gorgeous | pbcopy # convert from YAML to ruby format and copy to clipboard $ gorgeous fixture.yml -T ruby | pbcopy
Parse query strings and URL-encoded POST payloads:
$ echo 'sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=filthy+gorgeous' | gorgeous -T yaml --- sourceid: chrome q: filthy gorgeous ie: UTF-8
# extract prettified HTML part of the email: $ cat email.raw | gorgeous -F email -T xml # extract decoded text part of the email: $ cat email.raw | gorgeous -F email -T txt # get email headers as JSON: $ cat email.raw | gorgeous -F email -T json # get only the email subject: $ cat email.raw | gorgeous -F email -T txt -q /subject