Reading multiline values using ConfigParser

John Krukoff jkrukoff at ltgc.com
Thu Jun 21 16:34:50 CEST 2007


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> list-bounces+jkrukoff=ltgc.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Phoe6
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> Subject: Re: Reading multiline values using ConfigParser
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> On Jun 20, 10:35 pm, "John Krukoff" <jkruk... at ltgc.com> wrote:
> 
> > > Is there anyway, I can include multi-line value in the configfile? I
> 
> >
> > Following the link to RFC 822 (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html)
> > indicates that you can spread values out over multiple lines as long as
> > there is a space or tab character imeediately after the CRLF.
> 
> Thanks for the response. It did work!
> 
> >>> config = ConfigParser()
> >>> config.read("Testcases.txt")
> ['Testcases.txt']
> >>> output = config.get("Information", "Testcases")
> >>> print output
> 
> tct123
> tct124
> tct125
> >>> output
> '\ntct123\ntct124\ntct125'
> >>>
> 
> However, as I am going to provide Testcases.txt to be "user editable",
> I cannot assume or "ask users" to provide value testcases surronded by
> spaces. I got to figure out a workaround here.
> 
> Thanks,
> Senthil
> 
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Sounds like you're stuck modifying ConfigParser to do what you want, or
writing your own configuration file parsing utilities.

>From looking through the ConfigParser source, looks like all the parsing
work is inside the _read method, so shouldn't be too painful to make a
subclass that does what you want.

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John Krukoff
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