Parse, Audit, Query, Build, and Modify Cisco IOS-style configurations
ciscoconfparse parses, audits, queries, builds, and modifies Cisco IOS configurations.
# Substitute whatever ciscoconfparse version you like... easy_install -U ciscoconfparse==1.2.4
Alternatively you can install into Python2.x with pip:
pip install --upgrade ciscoconfparse
Use pip3 for Python3.x…
pip3 install --upgrade ciscoconfparse
Otherwise download it from PyPi, extract it and run the setup.py script:
python setup.py install
The ipaddr module is distributed with ciscoconfparse to facilitate unit tests. ipaddr uses the ASF License 2.0; ipaddr is part of the Python standard library, starting in Python 3.3 (it’s called ipaddress in Python3).
- QUESTION: I want to use ciscoconfparse with Python3; is that safe? ANSWER: As long as you’re using Python 3.2 or higher, it’s safe. I test every release against Python 3.2+.
- QUESTION: Some of the code in the documentation looks different than what I’m used to seeing. Did you change something? ANSWER: Yes, starting around ciscoconfparse v0.9.10 I introducted more methods directly on IOSConfigLine() objects; going forward, these methods are the preferred way to use ciscoconfparse. Please start using the new methods shown in the example, since they’re faster, and you type much less code this way.
- QUESTION: ciscoconfparse saved me a lot of time, I want to give money. Do you have a donation link? ANSWER: I love getting emails like this; helping people get their jobs done is why I wrote the module. However, I’m not accepting donations.
- QUESTION: Is there a way to use this module with perl? ANSWER: Yes, I do this myself. Install the python package as you normally would and import it into perl with Inline.pm and Inline::Python from CPAN.
- QUESTION: When I use find_children("interface GigabitEthernet3/2"), I’m getting all interfaces beginning with 3/2, including 3/21, 3/22, 3/23 and 3/24. How can I limit my results? ANSWER: There are two ways… the simplest is to use the ‘exactmatch’ option… find_children("interface GigabitEthernet3/2", exactmatch=True). Another way is to utilize regex expansion that is native to many methods… find_children("interface GigabitEthernet3/2$")