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Tool to read and write quassel configuration files.

Project description

This is a simple Python 3 application that uses PyQt5 to read (and, in the future, write) Quassel configuration files.

Quassel stores QVariants encoded as a string / bytestream in its configuration files, most notably to store the database connection data. As a result, this information can only be accessed and modified by quassel itself. This program is an attempt to make reading and modifying those files much easier.

Currently, all this program does is dump the specified quassel config file to terminal with all QVariants (or other objects) replaced by their string representation. That translates the following configuration file:


CoreState=@Variant(\0\0\0\b\0\0\0\x2\0\0\0 \0\x43\0o\0r\0\x65\0S\0t\0\x61\0t\0\x65\0V\0\x65\0r\0s\0i\0o\0n\0\0\0\x2\0\0\0\x1\0\0\0\x1c\0\x41\0\x63\0t\0i\0v\0\x65\0S\0\x65\0s\0s\0i\0o\0n\0s\0\0\0\t\0\0\0\x1\0\0\0\x7f\0\0\0\aUserId\0\0\0\0\x1)

To the much more human-friendly output of:


StorageSettings={'Backend': 'SQLite'}


quasselconf can be installed as a Python module. It only has one external dependency, which is PyQt5.

On systems with pip, it can be installed as follows:

pip install quasselconf


quasselconf’s command line interface is currently extremely primitive (as is the tool itself). It currently takes two arguments:

  • -c [/path/to/config/dir: Much like quassel itself, you can specify the location of the quassel configuration directory. Unlike quassel, the default is assumed to be /var/lib/quassel, as that is usually where core configuration is to be found on most (Linux) systems.

  • -t [core|client|mono]: With this flag, you can specify which quassel config file will be read. The default is “core”. (“mono” refers to the monolithic client with configuration file quassel.conf).

The specified config file will be parsed and printed to standard output. In the future, quasselconf will probably support reading in a human readable configuration file from standard input and write the correct form to standard output.

Credits / License

quasselconf was developed by Ben Rosser and is released under the MIT license.

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