When someone created
jiq claiming it had “jq queries” I went to inspect and realized it didn’t, it just had a poor simple JSON query language that implemented 1% of all
jq features, so I forked it and plugged
jq directly into it, and renamed to
After some comments on issues in the original repository from people complaining about lack of
jq compatibility it got a ton of unexpected users, was even packaged to ArchLinux.