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Kind

Get kind

Given a sample.yml file of:
a: cat
b: 5
c: 3.2
e: true
f: []
g: {}
h: null
then
yq '.. | kind' sample.yml
will output
map
scalar
scalar
scalar
scalar
seq
map
scalar

Get kind, ignores custom tags

Unlike tag, kind is not affected by custom tags.
Given a sample.yml file of:
a: !!thing cat
b: !!foo {}
c: !!bar []
then
yq '.. | kind' sample.yml
will output
map
scalar
map
seq

Add comments only to scalars

An example of how you can use kind
Given a sample.yml file of:
a:
b: 5
c: 3.2
e: true
f: []
g: {}
h: null
then
yq '(.. | select(kind == "scalar")) line_comment = "this is a scalar"' sample.yml
will output
a:
b: 5 # this is a scalar
c: 3.2 # this is a scalar
e: true # this is a scalar
f: []
g: {}
h: null # this is a scalar
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