Simple ini Config parser examples needed

Chris Rebert clp at rebertia.com
Wed Dec 3 00:22:41 CET 2008


On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 2:51 PM, Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com> wrote:
> On approximately 12/2/2008 1:31 PM, came the following characters from the
> keyboard of Chris Rebert:
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:18 PM, RON BRENNAN <rbrennan55 at hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have a very simple ini file that I needs parsed.  What is the best way
>>> I
>>> can parse an ini file that doesn't include sections?

*Bangs head against wall repeatedly*
I merely glossed the question and missed that all-important second
sentence! fsck!
My apologies, I shouldn't write email before having coffee :)
Fortunately Tim followed quickly with the correct answer to the OP.

- Chris

>>>
>>> As in:
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Since it appears that ConfigParser requires at least one section
>> header, I'll assume the file starts with the following line:
>>
>> [main]
>>
>>>
>>> person=tall
>>> height=small
>>> shoes=big
>>>
>>>
>>> Thats it.  Can anyone help me?
>>>
>>
>> Completely untested:
>>
>> import ConfigParser
>> config = ConfigParser.RawConfigParser()
>> config.readfp(open("path/to/file.cfg"))
>> config.get("main", "height") #==> "small"
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Chris
>>
>
> Of course the OP question was that the line you assume isn't there.  But if
> the ini is simple, maybe it is short enough to read into a string, then
> prepend the line, then parse with ConfigParser.
>
> --
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