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visualize and manipulate (sets of hierarchal) config files

Project Description

ConfigView is tool to visualize and manipulate (sets of hierarchal) config files.


Lets take an example of a web application that is deployed into different sites using different config values. It is desirable to keep config items specific to a site in separate files. The application also uses different config values depending if it is used on development and production.

This gives the following usage of config files:

  • site 1 dev -> base_config.ini, site1_config.ini
  • site 2 dev -> base_config.ini, site2_config.ini
  • site 3 dev -> base_config.ini, site3_config.ini
  • site 1 production -> base_config.ini, site1_config.ini, production.ini

ConfigView is tool to help you visualize what are the actual values being used, and provide a “diff” between different sets.

see for a sample output.


Pass config files in priority order. “+” is use to separate different sets.

$ confview base_config.ini site1_config.ini + base_config.ini site2_config.ini


  • handle hierarchical configs
  • diff of 2 or more config sets
  • [TODO] command line for “set” operations like difference, union…

supported config formats

  • INI files (only __default__ is used - no support for config groups)
  • plain python files


$ python install

or use easy_install or pip




  • Eduardo Schettino (schettino72 at gmail dot com)
  • Balazs Tothfalussy (balazs.tothfalussy at gmail dot com)
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