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 jiq.

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.

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