Python replacement for java.util.Properties.
This is a “fork” of the “python replacement for java.util.Properties” recipe on ASPN: <http://code.activestate.com/recipes/496795/> and uploaded by Anand Balachandran Pillai.
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This module is designed to be a python equivalent to the java.util.Properties class. Currently, the basic input/output methods are supported, and there are plans to add the XML input/output methods found in J2SE 5.0.
Fundamentally, this module is designed so that users can easily parse and manipulate Java Properties files - that’s it. There’s a fair number of us pythonistas who work in multi-language shops, and constantly writing your own parsing mechanism is just painful. Not to mention Java guys are notoriously unwilling to use anything which is cross-language for configuration, unless it’s XML, which is a form of self-punishment. :)
Here is a rough plan of features:
This is the easy part:
from pyjavaproperties import Properties p = Properties() p.load(open('test2.properties')) p.list() print p print p.items() print p['name3'] p['name3'] = 'changed = value' print p['name3'] p['new key'] = 'new value' p.store(open('test2.properties','w'))
See also the Properties.list() method, which will return an iterator over the property keys