pretty print json python - pretty-print JSON using JavaScript

javascript pretty print / javascript / json / pretty-print

How can I display JSON in an easy-to-read (for human readers) format? I'm looking primarily for indentation and whitespace, with perhaps even colors / font-styles / etc.

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Answer #1

Here's user123444555621's awesome HTML one adapted for terminals. Handy for debugging Node scripts:

function prettyJ(json) {
  if (typeof json !== 'string') {
    json = JSON.stringify(json, undefined, 2);
  }
  return json.replace(/("(\\u[a-zA-Z0-9]{4}|\\[^u]|[^\\"])*"(\s*:)?|\b(true|false|null)\b|-?\d+(?:\.\d*)?(?:[eE][+\-]?\d+)?)/g, 
    function (match) {
      let cls = "\x1b[36m";
      if (/^"/.test(match)) {
        if (/:$/.test(match)) {
          cls = "\x1b[34m";
        } else {
          cls = "\x1b[32m";
        }
      } else if (/true|false/.test(match)) {
        cls = "\x1b[35m"; 
      } else if (/null/.test(match)) {
        cls = "\x1b[31m";
      }
      return cls + match + "\x1b[0m";
    }
  );
}
// thing = any json OR string of json
prettyJ(thing);