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A C++ properties file parser. There are SWIG bindings allowing this module to be used from Java and Python.

Properties can be in any of the following formats:


The hierarchy for property loading also matches the above order. Given the following example config file:


Retrieving KEY from the properties will return VALUE1.

Getting Started

To compile the installation:

$ git submodule update --init --recursive
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake -DTESTS=ON ../
$ make install

Language bindings can be enabled by passing -DJAVA=on, -DCSHARP=on, -DPYTHON=on to CMake. It is possible to build all bindings in the same build.


The only external dependency is SWIG, and is only required when building the Java, C# or Python bindings. For information on installing SWIG please visit the SWIG website. All other dependencies are managed through git submodules.

Example Usage

Given a configuration file:

The following shows how to load the file and access properties within it.

#include "properties.h"
#include <stdint.h>
#include <string>
#include <iostream>

using namespace neueda;

int main ()
    properties p ("oms", "gw", "lse");

    std::string err;
    if (!p.loadFromFile ("config.file", err))
        std::cout << err << std::endl;
        return 1;

    std::string ip;
    std::string port;

    if (!p.get ("ip", ip))
        std::cout << "failed to retrieve ip" << std::endl;
        return 1;

    if (!p.get ("port", port))
        std::cout << "failed to retrieve port" << std::endl;
        return 1;

    std::cout << "IP: " << ip << " Port: " << port << std::endl;

Examples have been provided in each language within the examples folder.

Running the Tests

To compile the unittests specify -DTESTS=on when running CMake. The lib folder must be on the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in order to find

mkdir build && cd build
cmake -DTESTS=on ..
make install
make test
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