jProperties is a Java Property file parser and writer for Python 2. It aims to provide the same functionality as Java’s Properties class, although currently the XML property format is not supported.
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Objects of the type Properties can be used like a Python dictionary (but see Caveats below). The load() method populates the object by parsing input in the Java Property file format; the store() method writes the key-value pairs stored in the object to a stream in the same format.
The load() and store() methods both take an encoding parameter. By default this is set to iso-8859-1, but it can be set to any encoding supported by Python, including e. g. the widely used utf-8.
from jproperties import Properties p = Properties() with open("foobar.properties", "rb") as f: p.load(f, "utf-8")
That’s it, p now can be used like a dictionary containing properties from foobar.properties.
from jproperties import Properties p = Properties() p["foobar"] = "A very important message from our sponsors: Python is great!" with open("foobar.properties", "wb") as f: p.store(f, encoding="utf-8")
from jproperties import Properties with open("foobar.properties", "r+b") as f: p = Properties() p.load(f, "utf-8") # Do stuff with the p object... f.truncate(0) p.store(f, encoding="utf-8")
The property file parser supports including programmatically readable and settable metadata in property files. Metadata for a key is represented as a Python dictionary; the keys and values of this dictionary should be strings, although when the property file is written, all non-string objects will be converted to strings. This is a one-way conversion; when the metadata is read back again during a load(), all keys and values will be treated as simple strings.
By default, the store() method does not write out the metadata. To enable that feature, set the keyword argument strip_meta=False when calling the method.
Note that metadata support is always enabled. The only thing that is optional is actually writing out the metadata.
Metadata keys beginning with two underscores (__) are not written to the output stream by the store() method. Thus, they can be used to attach “runtime-only” metadata to properties. Currently, however, metadata with such keys is still read from the input stream by load(); this should probably be considered erroneous behaviour.
Metadata support influences how Properties objects are used as dictionary objects:
The internal dictionary holding the key-value pairs can be accessed using the properties property. Deleting that property deletes all key-value pairs from the object.
However, modifying properties using this special property will not modify metadata in any way. That means that deleting properties by doing del prop_obj.properties[key] will not remove the associated metadata from the object. Instead, do del prop_obj[key].
The properties property is nevertheless useful to set many default values before parsing a property file:
from jproperties import Properties prop_obj = Properties() prop_obj.properties = a_big_dictionary_with_defaults file_obj = codecs.open("foobar.properties", "rb", "iso-8859-1") prop_obj.load(file_obj, encoding=None)
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