The Zed system is managed and queried with the
which is organized into numerous subcommands like the familiar command patterns
Built-in help for the
zed command and all of its subcommands is always
accessible with the
zq command offers a convenient slice of
zed for running
stand-alone, command-line queries on inputs from files, HTTP URLs, or S3.
zq is like
jq but is easier and faster, utilizes the richer
Zed data model, and interoperates with a number of other formats beyond JSON.
If you don't need a Zed lake, you can install just the
zq command which omits lake support and dev tools.
zq is always installed alongside
zed. You might find yourself mixing and
zed lake queries with
zq local queries and stitching them
all together with Unix pipelines.