jq replace json value if key exists

2020-07-20

jq replace json value if key exists

Let say you have a dataset with json objects:

names.json

{"id": 1, "name": "Arthur", "age": "21"}
{"id": 2, "name": "Richard", "age": "32"}

then

jq 'if .name? then .name="X" else . end' -c names.json

will produce:

{"id": 1, "name": "X", "age": "21"}
{"id": 2, "name": "X", "age": "32"}
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