Skip to content

installing jq

Ubuntu-based systems

jq can be installed from the official repositories using sudo apt install jq1, but it may not be the latest version. For jq 1.6, download the 64-bit Linux executable file from GitHub and make it executable.


On Kubuntu 18.04, building from source did not work jq 1.6 or the latest development version as of 2018-12-11. If it had worked, the following dependencies would have been required: sudo apt install autoconf libtool make. I got similar errors to those reported on an apparently resolved bug.


No rights reserved: CC0 1.0.

prior work