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A python module to parse apache config files.

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# parse_apache_configs A simple python library that will parse apache configs and convert them to a python data structure.


A simple python library that will parse apache configs and convert them to a python data structure. This will then allow the configs to be manipulated programatically.

Main Functions

To use:

from parse_apache_configs import parse_config

Parse the apache config via file path, and return a python object representation:

apache_parse_obj = parse_config.ParseApacheConfig(apache_config_path="/some/path/to/file")
apache_config = apache_parse_obj.parse_config()

or to parse the apache config as a string:

apache_parse_obj = parse_config.ParseApacheConfig(apache_file_as_string=apache_string_obj)
apache_config = apache_parse_obj.parse_config()

Now you can use the apache_config object to manipulate the apache config.

To add or override an existing directive and return the result:

apache_config = apache_parse_obj.add_directive(apache_config, "SomeDirectiveName", "SomeDirectiveArguments", "<VirtualHost *:80>")

The code above will add the line “SomeDirectiveName SomeDirectiveArguments” under <VirtualHost *:80>. If the directive is already there, then it’s arguments will be overridden. Keep in mind that directives in nested tags can also be added/overridden, but their full “path” must be fed into add_directive. For example, given the following apache file:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerAlias *
  ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/example.err
  DocumentRoot /var/www/
  <Directory "/var/www/">
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

To override the “Order” directive under <Directory “/var/www/”>, the invocation to add_directive would look like this:

apache_config = apache_parse_obj.add_directive(apache_config, "Order", "deny,allow", "<VirtualHost *:80>", "<Directory "/var/www/">")

To convert the apache_config object into a printable string:

apache_config_string = apache_parse_obj.get_apache_config(apache_config)
print apache_config_string
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