ansible-ghetto-json is an ansible module for making quick edits to JSON files.
Ansible has great built-in support for ini files, but a number of more modern applications are using JSON for config files.
ghetto_json lets you make some types of edits to JSON files, and remains simple enough that
it's hopefully easier just to extend than to switch to a different module, and you won't feel
too guilty just copy-pasting it into your codebase.
More details are in its README, which you can view on the above github link.
It offers an interesting oppotunity to think about type conversion:
JSON actually supports more types than you would normally think of;
nulls, booleans, as well as the trusty string type. Python,
which I still don't think of as a typed language, uses and honours these types
in its JSON module, meaning you have to do conversion.
And, if it explicitly supports
null, how do you do removals? I made up a new
unset, which removes the key. Pretty ghetto.