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Version: 1.24.x

yq

Public API for yq

Macros and Functions

yq

Invoke yq with an expression on a set of input files.

For yq documentation, see https://mikefarah.gitbook.io/yq.

To use this rule you must register the yq toolchain in your WORKSPACE:

load("@aspect_bazel_lib//lib:repositories.bzl", "register_yq_toolchains")

register_yq_toolchains()

Usage examples:

load("@aspect_bazel_lib//lib:yq.bzl", "yq")
# Remove fields
yq(
name = "safe-config",
srcs = ["config.yaml"],
expression = "del(.credentials)",
)
# Merge two yaml documents
yq(
name = "ab",
srcs = [
"a.yaml",
"b.yaml",
],
expression = ". as $item ireduce ({}; . * $item )",
)
# Split a yaml file into several files
yq(
name = "split",
srcs = ["multidoc.yaml"],
outs = [
"first.yml",
"second.yml",
],
args = [
"-s '.a'", # Split expression
"--no-doc", # Exclude document separator --
],
)
# Convert a yaml file to json
yq(
name = "convert-to-json",
srcs = ["foo.yaml"],
args = ["-o=json"],
outs = ["foo.json"],
)
# Convert a json file to yaml
yq(
name = "convert-to-yaml",
srcs = ["bar.json"],
args = ["-P"],
outs = ["bar.yaml"],
)
# Call yq in a genrule
genrule(
name = "generate",
srcs = ["farm.yaml"],
outs = ["genrule_output.yaml"],
cmd = "$(YQ_BIN) '.moo = "cow"' $(location farm.yaml) > $@",
toolchains = ["@yq_toolchains//:resolved_toolchain"],
)

yq is capable of parsing and outputting to other formats. See their docs for more examples.

name

Required.

Name of the rule

srcs

Required.

List of input file labels

expression

Optional. Default: "."

yq expression (https://mikefarah.gitbook.io/yq/commands/evaluate). Defaults to the identity expression "."

args

Optional. Default: []

Additional args to pass to yq. Note that you do not need to pass eval or eval-all as this is handled automatically based on the number srcs. Passing the output format or the parse format is optional as these can be guessed based on the file extensions in srcs and outs.

outs

Optional. Default: None

Name of the output files. Defaults to a single output with the name plus a ".yaml" extension, or the extension corresponding to a passed output argment (e.g., "-o=json"). For split operations you must declare all outputs as the name of the output files depends on the expression.

kwargs

Optional.

Other common named parameters such as tags or visibility