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DuckDB as the New jq (via) The DuckDB CLI tool can query JSON files directly, making it a surprisingly effective replacement for jq. Paul Gross demonstrates the following query:

select license->>'key' as license, count(*) from 'repos.json' group by 1

repos.json contains an array of {"license": {"key": "apache-2.0"}..} objects. This example query shows counts for each of those licenses.