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JSON encoding and decoding
This module is based partially on code from the previous incarnation of Mjolnir by Steven Degutis.

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API Documentation

Functions

decode

Signature
hs.json.decode(jsonString) -> table
Type
Function
Description
Decodes JSON into a table
Parameters
  • jsonString - A string containing some JSON data
Returns
  • A table representing the supplied JSON data
Notes
  • This is useful for retrieving some of the more complex lua table structures as a persistent setting (see hs.settings)

encode

Signature
hs.json.encode(val[, prettyprint]) -> string
Type
Function
Description
Encodes a table as JSON
Parameters
  • val - A table containing data to be encoded as JSON
  • prettyprint - An optional boolean, true to format the JSON for human readability, false to format the JSON for size efficiency. Defaults to false
Returns
  • A string containing a JSON representation of the supplied table
Notes
  • This is useful for storing some of the more complex lua table structures as a persistent setting (see hs.settings)

read

| Signature | hs.json.read(path) -> table | nil | | -----------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Type | Function | | Description | Decodes JSON file into a table. | | Parameters |
  • path - The path and filename of the JSON file to read.
| | Returns |
  • A table representing the supplied JSON data, or nil if an error occurs.
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write

Signature
hs.json.write(data, path, [prettyprint], [replace]) -> boolean
Type
Function
Description
Encodes a table as JSON to a file
Parameters
  • data - A table containing data to be encoded as JSON
  • path - The path and filename of the JSON file to write to
  • prettyprint - An optional boolean, true to format the JSON for human readability, false to format the JSON for size efficiency. Defaults to false
  • replace - An optional boolean, true to replace an existing file at the same path if one exists. Defaults to false
Returns
  • true if successful otherwise false if an error has occurred