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Zakaria Desai
Zakaria Desai
2,218 Points

Json On Windows

First off, take it easy if this has been answered before. I tried the obvious Dr Google, but cannot seem to get "Json" on windows enabled.

I am not even sure what exactly it does, just trying to follow along with this Mailchimp API tutorial, and I do have cURL running, but then Nate pipes the cURL request into Json, which is not working out on my PC.

Thanks! Zak

2 Answers

Hey Zakaria --

Sorry for any confusion that caused. That was just an extra command I used to get the curl response to display in an orderly way for the videos. Curl will function if you omit the "| json" portion of the request.

That json command I used was an alias for a python tool that reorganizes JSON into a more human-readable format. I've never used it on a Windows machine, but I imagine it should work the same. You can substitute "python -m json.tool" for "json" and get the pretty version of the output.

Again, sorry for any confusion!

Zakaria Desai
Zakaria Desai
2,218 Points

Nate - thanks for clearing this up! Yes it did work on my windows cmd terminal, after installing cURL, but did not display as orderly as yours did on screen. I will give the "alias" a shot as Tony has recommended below as well.

Thank you for responding!

Tony Brackins
Tony Brackins
28,674 Points

Zakaria Desai Here's a tutorial on making a shortcut form the terminal (I also have Mac, so might have to do the Windows version).


You'll want to create an alias that command json='python -m json.tool'