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.JSONL File Extension

File TypeJSON Lines File

DeveloperIan Ward
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CategoryWeb Files

What is a JSONL file?

A JSONL file is a JSON file created in the JSON Lines format. It contains plain text used to describe structured data. JSONL files are used primarily to stream structured data that should be processed one record at a time.

More Information

JSON Lines is a JSON variant that allows developers to store structured data entries within one line of text, allowing the data to be streamed using protocols like TCP or UNIX Pipes. According to the format's website (jsonlines.org), JSON Lines works well with UNIX-style text processing tools and shell pipelines, is a great format for log files, and is a flexible format for passing messages between cooperating processes. JSONL files are similar to .NDJSON files.

How do I open a JSONL file?

Because JSONL files are plain text files, you can open them in any text editor, including:

You can also open a JSONL file in the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers by dragging and dropping the file into your browser window.

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Programs that open JSONL files

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Updated 1/4/2021

About JSONL Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.jsonl suffix is and how to open it.

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