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A simple C++ library for dealing with nginx server configuration files. Since your nginx.conf file is not written using a standard-issue file format (JSON, XML, YAML), editing it in software can be a little obnoxious. This library is meant to help you parse and output an nginx.conf file in C++.

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Compiler Support

While GCC 4.8 and Clang 3.3 are supported, you must compile them with make USE_BOOST_REGEX=1. Early versions will happy compile regular expressions, but will fail at runtime with a regex_error, which is not very useful. However, you can use Boost.Regex as the regular expression engine for compilers with incomplete <regex> implementations. The downside of this is your application must link with the Boost libraries (-lboost_regex -lboost_system).

There is currently no plan for supporting MSVC, since nobody uses nginx on Windows.


This library is meant to be extremely simple, so anything more than manipulation of the AST, parsing and encoding will probably not be added by me. If you are a developer that wishes to extend this library with helper functions, I would not be upset with your contributions.


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C++ library for parsing and printing nginx.conf







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