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Text to JSON

To convert each line in a text file, for example:

some value
another value
yet another value

to (pretty printed):

  "items": [
      "uid": "some value",
      "title": "some value",
      "arg": "some value"
      "uid": "another value",
      "title": "another value",
      "arg": "another value"
      "uid": "yet another value",
      "title": "yet another value",
      "arg": "yet another value"
jq -R -n -c \
    '[inputs|split(",")|{uid:.[0], title: .[0], arg:.[0]}] | {items: .}|.' \

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