The jc utility serializes the output of popular gnu linux command line tools and file types to structured JSON output. It reminds me of FreeBSD’s libxo ( which is built into several tools (/via @cronweekly)

@jpmens whoa
and it supports iptables and netstat and route and and and!

@Odd_Bloke wonder if we can use this in cloud-init :thaenkin:


@hirojin it's definitely interesting! given that introducing a dependency to cloud-init also implies adding it to most cloud images in the world, we are generally very conservative about adding them. this project is very young, too, so we'd probably need to wait until its more established before relying on its availability everywhere

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