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Re: Configuration file design

by pelagic (Priest)
on Jan 04, 2005 at 09:54 UTC ( #419196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Configuration file design

I ran into a similar problem a while ago and I ended up doing it like that:
config file:
[one_server] save_dir = /var/spool/bla/files [one_server ABC] dir = /var/spool/gugus/bla/save glob = . archive = [one_server XYZ] dir = /var/spool/kw4711/bla glob = . archive = kw4711.bla.tar.gz [one_server DEF] dir = /var/spool/quatsch/bla/save glob = . archive =
I then use Config::IniFiles to read the configuration:
my $cfg = Config::IniFiles->new( -file => "./$p_cfgfile" ); foreach my $group ($cfg->Groups) { ## do something with: $cfg->val($group, 'save_dir'); foreach my $member ($cfg->GroupMembers($group)) { ## do something with: $cfg->val($member, 'dir'); ## do something with: $cfg->val($member, 'glob'); ## do something with: $cfg->val($member, 'archive'); } }
The concept of "groups" and "members" can be used to implement structured configuration as long as it contains only two layers.


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[Eily]: Astérix
1nickt gives up on finding a Perl YAML parser that supports hash merging. In 2017.
[LanX]: Oh yes true, he lost his accent! xD
[Eily]: and since his name is a modified version of astérisque (asterisk), which is a typographical symbol, I think it's even funnier that he would lose a diacritic
[Eily]: the pun doesn't work so well with "he lost a diacritic" though :P
[LanX]: Obelix might offer to find it again ...
[LanX]: not much to translate anyway since Goscinny died
[Eily]: https://en. wiki/List_of_Aster ix_characters some of the names were changed to include a new pun
[LanX]: sure some are even funnier now
[LanX]: some lost because they were not translated like Epidemais

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