File Operators

File operators are most often used with merge when needing to merge specific files together. Note that when doing this, you will need to use eval-all to ensure all yaml documents are loaded into memory before performing the merge (as opposed to eval which runs the expression once per document).

Note that the fileIndex operator has a short alias of fi.

Merging files

Note the use of eval-all to ensure all documents are loaded into memory.

yq eval-all 'select(fi == 0) * select(filename == "file2.yaml")' file1.yaml file2.yaml

Get filename

Given a sample.yml file of:

a: cat

then

yq eval 'filename' sample.yml

will output

sample.yml

Get file index

Given a sample.yml file of:

a: cat

then

yq eval 'fileIndex' sample.yml

will output

0

Get file indices of multiple documents

Given a sample.yml file of:

a: cat

And another sample another.yml file of:

a: cat

then

yq eval-all 'fileIndex' sample.yml another.yml

will output

0
---
1

Get file index alias

Given a sample.yml file of:

a: cat

then

yq eval 'fi' sample.yml

will output

0