Just a quick tip if you're wanting to format JSON. Obviously it requires Python to be installed.
$ cat test.json | python -m json.tool
Additionally, if you use vim, it's worth pointing out that it's easy to use here too:
:%!python -m json.tool
:allows a command to be entered
%selects all lines (alternatively you can select a line number or range)
!allows a shell command to be executed
And that's it!