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jc - JSON CLI output utility INI file parser

Parses standard INI files and files containing simple key/value pairs. Delimiter can be = or :. Missing values are supported. Comment prefix can be # or ;. Comments must be on their own line.

Note: Values starting and ending with quotation marks will have the marks removed. If you would like to keep the quotation marks, use the -r command-line argument or the raw=True argument in parse().

Usage (cli):

$ cat foo.ini | jc --ini

Usage (module):

import jc.parsers.ini
result = jc.parsers.ini.parse(ini_file_output)

Schema:

ini or key/value document converted to a dictionary - see configparser standard
      library documentation for more details.

Note: Values starting and ending with quotation marks will have the marks removed.
      If you would like to keep the quotation marks, use the -r or raw=True argument.

{
  "key1":       string,
  "key2":       string
}

Examples:

$ cat example.ini
[DEFAULT]
ServerAliveInterval = 45
Compression = yes
CompressionLevel = 9
ForwardX11 = yes

[bitbucket.org]
User = hg

[topsecret.server.com]
Port = 50022
ForwardX11 = no

$ cat example.ini | jc --ini -p
{
  "bitbucket.org": {
    "serveraliveinterval": "45",
    "compression": "yes",
    "compressionlevel": "9",
    "forwardx11": "yes",
    "user": "hg"
  },
  "topsecret.server.com": {
    "serveraliveinterval": "45",
    "compression": "yes",
    "compressionlevel": "9",
    "forwardx11": "no",
    "port": "50022"
  }
}

info

info()

Provides parser metadata (version, author, etc.)

parse

parse(data, raw=False, quiet=False)

Main text parsing function

Parameters:

data:        (string)  text data to parse
raw:         (boolean) output preprocessed JSON if True
quiet:       (boolean) suppress warning messages if True

Returns:

Dictionary representing the ini file

Parser Information

Compatibility: linux, darwin, cygwin, win32, aix, freebsd

Version 1.4 by Kelly Brazil (kellyjonbrazil@gmail.com)