`hq` by Tom Forbes (UNOFFICIAL)

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Channel Version Published

jq, but for HTML

Snap-specific notes

This snap is NOT an official distribution of hq, please refer to the snap's own issue tracker for support: https://github.com/brlin-tw/orf-hq-snap/issues

You can run the following command to expose the native hq command to your shell:

 snap alias orf-hq.hq hq

Upstream project description

hq reads HTML and converts it into a JSON object based on a series of CSS selectors. The selectors are expressed in a similar way to JSON, but where the values are CSS selectors. For example:

 {posts: .athing | [ {title: .titleline > a, url: .titleline > a | @(href)} ] }

This will select all .athing elements, and it will create an array (| [{...}]) of objects for each element selected. Then for each element it will select the text of the titleline > a element, and the href attribute (| @(href)).

The end result is the following structure:

   "posts": [
       "title": "...",
       "url": "..."

Details for `hq` by Tom Forbes (UNOFFICIAL)

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Last updated
  • 10 November 2023 - latest/stable
  • 10 November 2023 - latest/edge

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