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I have a JSON file that is a mess that I want to prettyprint-- what's the easiest way to do this in python? I know PrettyPrint takes an "object", which I think can be a file, but I don't know how to pass a file in-- just using the filename doesn't work.

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For writing a JSON file in a good manner way, you can use json.load():

Below is the piece of code that can be used with a JSON file:-

with open('filename.txt', 'r') as handle:

parsed = json.load(handle)

Another way you can follow, you can use the following command:-

python3 -m json.tool < some.json

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In your case, you can also use the built-in module named pprint from Python:

Refer to the below code that will help you to read the file with json data and print it out.

                               

import json

import pprint

json_data = None

with open('file_name.txt', 'r') as f:

    data = f.read()

    json_data = json.loads(data)

pprint.pprint(json_data)

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