Format json output from cUrl neatly

By Camilla Krag Jensen naxoc |

Here is a short simple tip to read json output from curl in a neat formatted way:

Pipe the output to Python like this:

curl "" | python -mjson.tool

This will prettify the output and make json much more readable when testing webservices. It also validates the json, so if it contains errors you will get a warning.

It works with Python 2.6 and higher and you can find more info at the Python docs page.