JSON input / output for CLI utilities

Gary gary at catalyst.net.nz
Sun May 30 20:57:57 UTC 2021

On 28/05/21 12:03 pm, Douglas Bagnall via samba-technical wrote:
> On 28/05/21 9:42 am, Andrew Walker via samba-technical wrote:
>> I know we've added JSON output to a few of the CLI utils. Over the past
>> year or so I've added this to various utils in FreeNAS (using
>> libjansson).
>> Is there an overall strategy for this? I'd be happy to upstream what I
>> have.
> Yes, please upstream.
> I think the strategy is to look around and aim for consistency between
> tools, but don't let the lack of clear conventions stop you.
> jansson is the right thing for C; the standard python library is right
> for python.
For C lib/audit_logging contains wrappers for the jansson functions.
It probably wants the JSON functions split out into a separate libary
>> Also is there an effort to add support for JSON input to them?
> No effort, but I think we would want to where it makes sense.
> Douglas

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