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jc - JSON CLI output utility dpkg -l command output parser

Set the COLUMNS environment variable to a large value to avoid field truncation. For example:

$ COLUMNS=500 dpkg -l | jc --dpkg-l

Usage (cli):

$ dpkg -l | jc --dpkg-l

or

$ jc dpkg -l

Usage (module):

import jc.parsers.dpkg_l
result = jc.parsers.dpkg_l.parse(dpkg_command_output)

Schema:

[
  {
    "codes":            string,
    "name":             string,
    "version":          string,
    "architecture":     string,
    "description":      string,
    "desired":          string,
    "status":           string,
    "error":            string
  }
]

Examples:

$ dpkg -l | jc --dpkg-l -p
[
  {
    "codes": "ii",
    "name": "accountsservice",
    "version": "0.6.45-1ubuntu1.3",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "query and manipulate user account information",
    "desired": "install",
    "status": "installed"
  },
  {
    "codes": "rc",
    "name": "acl",
    "version": "2.2.52-3build1",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "Access control list utilities",
    "desired": "remove",
    "status": "config-files"
  },
  {
    "codes": "uWR",
    "name": "acpi",
    "version": "1.7-1.1",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "displays information on ACPI devices",
    "desired": "unknown",
    "status": "trigger await",
    "error": "reinstall required"
  },
  {
    "codes": "rh",
    "name": "acpid",
    "version": "1:2.0.28-1ubuntu1",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon",
    "desired": "remove",
    "status": "half installed"
  },
  {
    "codes": "pn",
    "name": "adduser",
    "version": "3.116ubuntu1",
    "architecture": "all",
    "description": "add and remove users and groups",
    "desired": "purge",
    "status": "not installed"
  },
  ...
]

$ dpkg -l | jc --dpkg-l -p -r
[
  {
    "codes": "ii",
    "name": "accountsservice",
    "version": "0.6.45-1ubuntu1.3",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "query and manipulate user account information"
  },
  {
    "codes": "rc",
    "name": "acl",
    "version": "2.2.52-3build1",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "Access control list utilities"
  },
  {
    "codes": "uWR",
    "name": "acpi",
    "version": "1.7-1.1",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "displays information on ACPI devices"
  },
  {
    "codes": "rh",
    "name": "acpid",
    "version": "1:2.0.28-1ubuntu1",
    "architecture": "amd64",
    "description": "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon"
  },
  {
    "codes": "pn",
    "name": "adduser",
    "version": "3.116ubuntu1",
    "architecture": "all",
    "description": "add and remove users and groups"
  },
  ...
]

info

info()

Provides parser metadata (version, author, etc.)

parse

parse(data, raw=False, quiet=False)

Main text parsing function

Parameters:

data:        (string)  text data to parse
raw:         (boolean) output preprocessed JSON if True
quiet:       (boolean) suppress warning messages if True

Returns:

List of Dictionaries. Raw or processed structured data.

Parser Information

Compatibility: linux

Version 1.1 by Kelly Brazil (kellyjonbrazil@gmail.com)