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If you are new to perl probably you don't want starting installing modules...

There is a poor man's solution for evaluating configfiles as scripts with do

this works with your example:

our $config; do './' or die "Can't read config $!"; print $config->{host_1};

or even more error proved described in the docs with

# read in config files: system first, then user for $file ("/share/prog/defaults.rc", "$ENV{HOME}/.someprogrc") { unless ($return = do $file) { warn "couldn't parse $file: $@" if $@; warn "couldn't do $file: $!" unless defined $return; warn "couldn't run $file" unless $return; } }

BE AWARE: do searches the @INC directories, so better use a path to avoid problems...

Cheers Rolf

UPDATE: As I wrote the config-file is evaluated as script not parsed as data, so be aware of necessities of securing this code! If it's just a one way script, and you have full control it's ok. If you mean to write a full scale program for others, better use a config-module.

In reply to Re: conf file in Perl syntax by LanX
in thread conf file in Perl syntax by Ravendark

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