cfgio is a python library for reading and writing configuration file formats found on a *nix system. The core goal is to provide an r/w API to files in different formats and still maintaining the overall layout (comments, structure) of the files.
Because i often need to read and write configuration files on systems. Typically i
open the file, read it and use a mix of string functions and regular expression to extract the values i need. When it comes to writing configuration files things get nasty. Have you ever tried to diff a config which has been re-written by a program?
Reading entries from /etc/fstab
from cfgio import fstab fstab = fstab.FstabConfig('/etc/fstab') print(fstab.get('/dev/sda2')) /dev/sda2 on /boot (ext4), opts: noatime,discard (1/2)
** Reading Xen domU configurations **
from cfgio.specialized import xen cfg = xen.XenConfig('/etc/xen/test.cfg') print(cfg.get('memory').value) >> 1024 print(cfg.get('vif').value) >> [<cfgio.specialized.xen.XenDomUVifConfigValue object at 0x25e6210>]
Attention: work in progress
cfgio is far away from being a full-featured library. Some important features are still missing:
- no multiline support. cfgio will skip subsequent lines and mark them as garbage
- cfgio does not uncomment variables. Instead it will add a new line to the file
- Reading bash "configs" using a KeyValueConfig may lead into suprising result.
cfgiodoes not handle this very well, e.g. splitting up variable assignments into multiple lines.