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A nice config package

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niceconf is a dropin replacement for the stdlib RawConfigParser object. It makes parsing and using configuration files in your python scripts approximately 10 times more pythonic and fun.

By default it reads and writes to ~/.conf. This can be changed by setting $CONF. If ~/.conf or the file specified in $CONF does not exist, it will be created on the first import.


basic usage:
>>> from niceconf import config
>>> config
gmail
my-database
secret-stuff
>>> config['gmail']
[gmail]
username = rick@gmail.com
password = wubalubadubdub
>>> config['gmail']['username']
'rick@gmail.com'
>>> config['gmail']['password']
'wubalubadubdub'
add or set config file options:
>>> config['my-database']['port'] = 3306
>>> config['my-database']['port']
'3306'
delete config file options:
>>> del config['secret-stuff']['burn-after-reading']
>>> config['secret-stuff']['burn-after-reading']
NoOptionError: No option 'burn-after-reading' in section: 'secret-stuff'
add a section (any valid dict-like can be added as section):
>>> config['stackoverflow'] = {'username': 'guido',
                               'password': 'pa$$word1'}
>>> config['stackoverflow']
[stackoverflow]
username = guido
password = pa$$word1
delete a section:
>>> del config['stackoverflow']
>>> config['stackoverflow']
NoSectionError: No section: 'stackoverflow'
write out to a file (overwrites by default):
>>> config.save()
read in another config file:
>>> config.read('/path/to/conf')
['/path/to/conf']
>>> config
gmail
my-database
secret-stuff
first_section_of_other_conf
second_section_of_other_conf
explode conf into function arguments
>>> print_kwargs(**config['gmail'])
{'username': 'rick@gmail.com', 'password': 'wubalubadubdub'}

Additionally, the config object _is_ an instance of RawConfigParser, so you can use any of those methods as before. This means that config is a dropin replacement for ConfigParser.

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