Creating a Configuration File with ConfigParser
mfranklin1 at gatwick.westerngeco.slb.com
Fri Jan 17 14:49:20 CET 2003
On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 12:43, Bernardo Clavijo wrote:
> Hello, everybody, I'm a newbie in python, so, you'll be reading a lot of
> idiot questions by me ;-)
> This time the question is:
> Could I create a new configuration with ConfigParser? I know I can
> change the values taken form a file, but:
> Could it create a new section and add new items?
> If you know how to do it tell me, if this couldn't be done with
> ConfigPaser tell me if there's another way.
pydoc is your friend:-
m-franklin $ pydoc ConfigParser
Python Library Documentation: module ConfigParser
ConfigParser - Configuration file parser.
A setup file consists of sections, lead by a "[section]" header,
and followed by "name: value" entries, with continuations and such
the style of RFC 822.
The option values can contain format strings which refer to other
the same section, or values in a special [DEFAULT] section.
| add_section(self, section)
| Create a new section in the configuration.
| Raise DuplicateSectionError if a section by the specified
| already exists.
| Return a list of section names, excluding [DEFAULT]
| set(self, section, option, value)
| Set an option.
| write(self, fp)
| Write an .ini-format representation of the configuration
see for full details of this module:-
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