I often used jq to lookup a value in json. How to do this in yaml? I do not want to use something like sed as too much characters have to be removed then.

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One could use go-yq if one wants to lookup a value by applying jq style, i.e. if firefox_version then one could look it up by adding a dot:

docker run -v ${PWD}:/ansible-firefox utrecht/go-yq:2.1.0 \
       .firefox_version /ansible-firefox/defaults/main.yml

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