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jc.parsers.hosts

jc - JSON CLI output utility /etc/hosts file parser

Usage (cli):

$ cat /etc/hosts | jc --hosts

Usage (module):

import jc.parsers.hosts
result = jc.parsers.hosts.parse(hosts_file_output)

Schema:

[
  {
    "ip":           string,
    "hostname": [
                    string
    ]
  }
]

Examples:

$ cat /etc/hosts | jc --hosts -p
[
  {
    "ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "hostname": [
      "localhost"
    ]
  },
  {
    "ip": "127.0.1.1",
    "hostname": [
      "root-ubuntu"
    ]
  },
  {
    "ip": "::1",
    "hostname": [
      "ip6-localhost",
      "ip6-loopback"
    ]
  },
  {
    "ip": "fe00::0",
    "hostname": [
      "ip6-localnet"
    ]
  },
  {
    "ip": "ff00::0",
    "hostname": [
      "ip6-mcastprefix"
    ]
  },
  {
    "ip": "ff02::1",
    "hostname": [
      "ip6-allnodes"
    ]
  },
  {
    "ip": "ff02::2",
    "hostname": [
      "ip6-allrouters"
    ]
  }
]

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, darwin, cygwin, win32, aix, freebsd

Version 1.3 by Kelly Brazil (kellyjonbrazil@gmail.com)