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Configuration file loader

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Configuration file loader for Python projects

Based on:


Read environment variables and config files and return them merged with predefined list of arguments.

  • appname: application name, used for config files and environemnt variable names.

  • args: arguments from command line (optparse, docopt, etc).

  • strip_dashes: strip dashes prefixing key names from args dict.


dict containing the merged variables of environment variables, config files and args.

Environment variables are read if they start with appname in uppercase with underscore, for example:


Config files compatible with ConfigParser are read and the section name appname is read, example:

Files are read from:
  • /etc/appname/config

  • /etc/appfilerc

  • ~/.config/appname/config

  • ~/.config/appname

  • ~/.appname/config

  • ~/.appnamerc

  • .appnamerc

  • file provided by config variable in args

Example usage with docopt:

args = rcfile(__name__, docopt(__doc__, version=__version__))
  • TODO


  • Python >= 2.6 or >= 3.3


MIT licensed. See the bundled LICENSE file for more details.

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