a command line interface to jinja;

this program renders a jinja template with given data; data may be read from a file, or defined as command line arguments; either template or data file may be stdin; output file may be stdout;

supported data formats: ini, json, xml, yaml;


pip install jinja-cli


to render a jinja template with data in json format:

# jinja -d {data} {template}

to use a different data format:

# jinja -d {data} -f {data_format} {template}

to read template from stdin:

# jinja -d {data} < {template}

to read data from stdin:

# jinja -d - {template} < {data}

to output to a file:

# jinja -d {data} -o {output} {template}


template file example.j2:

sheep eat {{ sheep.eat }};

data file example.json:

    "sheep": {
        "eat": "grass"

any of these commands:

# jinja -d example.json example.j2
# jinja -d example.json < example.j2
# jinja -d - -f json example.j2 < example.json


sheep eat grass;


Copyright (C) 2018 Cyker Way

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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