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Select

Select is the default command for the dasel cli.
The select command allows you to select data from any supported data structure.

Usage

$ echo '{"name":{"first":"Tom","last":"Wright"}}' | dasel -r json 'name.first'
"Tom"
See the function documentation for information on the available selectors.

Flags/Args

Flag
Type
Description
Default
--colour
bool
Print colourised output.
false
--escape-html
bool
Escape HTML tags when writing output.
false
-f, --file
string
The file to query. If no file is given dasel reads from stdin.
--pretty
bool
Pretty print the output.
true
-r, --read
string
The parser to use when reading. If no parser is given dasel attempts to find a parser from the --file flag.
-s, --selector
string
The selector used to query the input data. If no flag is given dasel attempts to use the first argument as the selector.
-w, --write
string
The parser to use when writing. If no parser is given dasel will use the --read flag.
--csv-comma
string
The separator used when working with csv files.
,
--csv-write-comma
string
The separator used when writing csv files.
value of --csv-comma
--csv-comment
string
The comment character used when working with csv files.
--csv-crlf
bool
True to write csv files with a \r\n instead of \n.
false