Parse conf file for CLI tool


#1

Hi,

I’m pretty new to ruby and want to program some some linux shell tools
in ruby as exercise. For these tools I want to be able to specify
options as parameters on the command line or in a config file.
I already discovered OptionParser to parse the command line options.

Can someone give me suggestions which classes to look at to simplify the
task of parsing a configuration file for options?

Regards,
mo


#2

On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Moritz R. wrote:

Regards,
mo

harp:~ > cat a.rb
#! /usr/bin/env ruby
require ‘yaml’

config = ‘config.yml’
options = YAML.load(IO.read(config))
y options

harp:~ > cat config.yml

key : value
a : b

harp:~ > ruby a.rb
a: b
key: value

-a


#3

That’s exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!