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I am looking for a text editor that will format / pretty print JSON.

I have been using Atom with Pretty JSON, but the performance is terrible since I switched to to a laptop without SSD.

I know EMACS and VI will probably do but I would prefer something that doesn't require a steep learning curve.

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    I use Notepad++ with JSON viewer plugin. It's pretty fast and easy to use. – ElectricRouge Nov 22 '17 at 12:04
  • Forgot to specify that it should be for Linux. – wobbily_col Nov 22 '17 at 12:50
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Sublime Text is a cross-platform proprietary editor that similar to Atom but with better performance. Plugin are written in Python instead of JavaScript. There is also a plug-in called Pretty JSON, but I'm not sure about its relationship with the Atom plugin.

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Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com/) is lighter than Atom and provides similar amount of plugins.

  • A collogue already suggested that. Is it lightweight? I assumed it would be quite big. – wobbily_col Nov 23 '17 at 8:25
  • @wobbily_col The size is far from Visual Studio, although the name sounds alike. I wouldn't say the amount of plugins is "similar", but I believe there is at least one for JSON formatting. – Franklin Yu Nov 23 '17 at 15:59
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    It's based on Electron too, so not lite. – RProgram Nov 23 '17 at 19:08
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CudaText is lite, and has "JS Format" plugin (and several other "Format***" plugins). On Windows, you need also to unpack Python ZIP files to CudaText folder, from its Sourceforge site.

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