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jq json


1.6 | Updated: 18 Sep 2019



Downloads of v 1.6:



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jq json

jq 1.6

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install jq, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade jq, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall jq, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade jq -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade jq -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure jq installed
    name: jq
    state: present
    version: 1.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'jq' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: jq,
    Version: 1.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jq
   Name     = 'jq'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jq':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install jq version="1.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 19 Sep 2019.


jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$fileFullPath = Join-Path $toolsDir "$packageName.exe"
$url = ''
$checksumType = "sha512"
$checksum = 'CF4766BACA9CF5F072AE15E2E3D91E974403AB933B892B8D506DC1C3235CA70271971BE1AF13896A4EF1C79F57518ACB9497F0BFEE1CB1D9AC10E97422C30F96'
$url64 = ''
$checksumType64 = "sha512"
$checksum64 = '58127BAE7B27D963CB4EC19779E5AB0938DB69190EC66985694320AF787E696A8ACD490B967255A7FED4C28EC6A2C2BFCD6EFBB5B85EC2A950B3E318113D5CDE'

$packageArgs = @{
    PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    FileFullPath   = $fileFullPath
    Url            = $url
    ChecksumType   = $checksumType
    Checksum       = $checksum
    Url64bit       = $url64
    ChecksumType64 = $checksumType64
    Checksum64     = $checksum64

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
jq 1.5 216106 Saturday, August 22, 2015 Approved
jq 1101 Monday, October 27, 2014 Approved
jq 1.4 495 Monday, October 27, 2014 Approved
jq 1.0.3 573 Saturday, February 22, 2014 Unknown
jq 1.0.2 405 Saturday, February 22, 2014 Unknown
jq 1.0.1 433 Saturday, December 7, 2013 Unknown
jq 1.0.0 391 Saturday, December 7, 2013 Unknown

This package has no dependencies.

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