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'libConfuse' is a configuration file parser library. It supports sections and (lists of) values (strings, integers, floats, booleans or other sections), as well as other features (such as single/double-quoted strings, environment variable expansion, functions and nested include statements). It is easy to add configuration file capability to a program via a simple API. 'libConfuse' is not meant to be a configuration file parser library with a gazillion features; rather, it aims to be easy to use and quick to integrate with your code. 'libConfuse' was formerly called libcfg; the name was changed to avoid confusion with other similar libraries.


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Download version 2.5 (stable)
released on 17 October 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLv2.1orlaterJanet Casey24 May 2002

Leaders and contributors

Martin Hedenfalk Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build make
Required to build autoheader
Required to build autoconf
Required to use glibc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 May 2005.


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