Quentin Delcourt

Use "less" with colors 🎨

I often find myself frustrated when using "less" to consult big amounts of data and I lose all the colours that allows for syntax highlighting. Well, not anymore!

If you want to keep the colors while using jq combined with less for big documents you can:

cat file.json | jq -C | less -r


-C instructs jq to keep the colors even when piping -r instructs less to interpret the colors