Questions tagged [configuration]

Configuration is the process of specifying the settings used for a system or application.

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Extracting username, password and host from a config file

The code below calls the parse_config() function which populates the global variables user, ...
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ConfigurationManager to access entry assembly's config settings from within any other dependent assembly

I inherited a solution with many projects, and one of them contains hard coded database connection parameters. These are referenced in a number of other projects, and many of those are dependencies of ...
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Configuration of an ES6 module that provides a fetch() (temporary) cache

This code works and it's fine (although it's not yet literate, but that will happen soon) What I am especially bothered by, is the way you configure it. Right now, you use it like this: ...
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Determine the URL to use for a REST API based on configuration

There is a bit of if-else-if going in within the code. Is there a construct which could come handy. Also the section names are very similar too ...
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Python function to connect to MS SQL using connection parameters from environment variables

I have the following file that is included in others. I realise I need to put in try/except but for the purposes of this question, the below should suffice We're ...
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Write portable Git aliases

The following aliases return all the same number of results, on my Cygwin (on Windows): ...
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Stop exam cheating using python: Part 2 - Argparse and config

Intro This is a spiritual successor to the question Stop cheating on home exams using python The details are not important, but I decided to reimplement everything using dataclasses. My script is now ...
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Python - Share global variables across modules from user-defined config file

Goal My program takes a yaml config file as parameter python myprogram.py cfg.yml. all modules can access the cfg content with a simple module import the imported <...
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Accessing and changing Application scope Settings from separate project

After many different approaches and attempts I arrived at this method to set application scope settings for my applications: ...
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Utilize values in a parameters file for function inputs [closed]

In my Python projects, I often define parameters in a TOML, YAML, or JSON file. Those parameters are loaded into a dictionary which is utilized by various functions in the project. See below for some ...
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Config for each environment (for a simple Python SDK)

I have a simple SDK in Python for internal use. It's basically 150~200 lines of code of simple API calls wrapped around nicely that is comfortable for us to use. It holds a few clients with methods (...
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CGI script that reads or writes its height and weight configuration

UPDATES: I'm looking for an answer that can answer the questions listed in the post. Moreover, this answer will not only continue my way of thinking, but also give feedback based on it. It's just like ...
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How to handle configuration from a config file and global variables transparently in python?

This is how I handle configuration in my python code, currently, but I guess it might look magic to people, and it is cumbersome to code. How can this be improved? Are there better solutions? The ...
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Remove and add connection string

I want to remove a connection string that may already have been set in a different config file and then set it again. Say my application has a Web.config file and a Web.Debug.config file then I can ...
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Reading configuration variables in a Python project

I am new to python, in .NET we use web.config to store environment specific variables... I want to achieve the same for my python program (scraper) I have created .env file at the root of the project ...
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Determine dependency injection type at runtime from config

I have a .NET application with a .config file that has content like this: ...
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Systeminfo, a C++ class to retrieve system management data from the BIOS

Please review my System information class. Systeminfo can be used to retrieve system management data from the BIOS. This data is mostly strings. Is the code easy to understand and maintainable? Is ...
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React Typescript Boilerplate [closed]

I'm trying to build a React Boilerplate Using multiple tools. They are all: React, TypeScript, ESLint, Webpack, Babel, Prettier, VSCode and with Airbnb's code style guide. Actually, this is my first ...
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How to avoid using exec() and eval() in Python

I wrote a script to execute a service on the Forestry TEP platform via its REST API. This service has certain input parameters, some of them are numerical values, other strings or files. The current ...
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IPython - Clipboard Extension

I often copy things from my terminal to other places (like Discord), and to make my workflow even easier I decided to use the IPython API to make an extension that has two magic functions ...
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config files for different development environments (Production, Dev, Testing)

I am following a guide that specifies how to manage different configurations (DB_URI, LOGGER_NAME, etc...) per development environments. I create a config module ...
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Finding all alphanumerical words in a text line using std::string

Preliminaries I am working on a software that controls CAEN digitizer. The current step is to provide an ability to save/load configuration to/from an external source (hereafter - "config file&...
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SharedPreferences singleton wrapper

I was wondering wether my implementation of the PreferenceService below is thread safe or could cause memory leaks. Android Studio gives me the warning "Do not place Android context classes in ...
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Sanitize and build data structure from Consul configuration

I have a piece of working code that takes some strings from Consul configuration exports, sanitizes them a little and converts them into valid json and/or hocon structures. While I am iterating over ...
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Providing JavaScript Configuration (Laravel config() style)

This may be better suited on Stackoverflow, in which case, please let me know and I will move it over... Background Consider the following file structure: ...
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Static global settings class with serializing

I have a class that is used for serializing and deserializing global application variables. I would like to know if there is anything that I can improve. I know I could inject a dependency to support ...
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Function to get current value or default from a string of two values

I have SQL scripts that I want to be executable directly in the editor (like DataGrip or SSMS) and also in automated integration tests. However, in each use-case they require different environment and ...
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Parse a simple key=value config file in C

Write a program that should read a file formatted strictly like this below: $ cat sample bingo=2 bingo2=939 bingo3=text The left and right side of ...
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Script to create shell aliases

Can anybody find anything to pick apart in this script? ...
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PHP/Apache - Production/staging consts file path

Is there anything wrong with having a file path as an env variable and using that as-is in a require_once? ...
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Fetching configuration or default value

I have two code snippets, doing exactly the same thing and both get the job done: use defaults use from config Which is cleaner to use in golang and why? first option: ...
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Is it ok to use subclasses to define just a couple of attributes? [closed]

I'm working with some code left from other developers. Here we have several projects we can work with. The project object is instantiated at the runtime. Then it used in other classes. There are no ...
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Toggle any application feature ON or OFF

When testing or debugging applications it'd be often useful to be able to run it without certain features like committing things to the database, saving files, sending emails, reading files, executing ...
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Simple INI file parser in Haskell

I've written a rudimentary parser for INI files: ...
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INI File configuration handler

I am currently working on a game, and I get the configuration in an .ini file, and I get information with this library https://github.com/benhoyt/inih I would like to improve the readability / ...
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Opening YouTube videos according to chakra cycles

I'm learning how to write code in Python. This code makes an .ini that saves different cycles adding one new operation to the previous cycle. It starts at 1;1, saves that it has run 1 cycle and will ...
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ASP.net service that sends email whenever an entity is updated [closed]

I have an ASP.net MVC5 project which involve different domain services, and one of it are EmailService which will send email if entity is updated. ...
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Settings class implementation

I have a settings.txt file with the following format: ...
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Create Apache2 virtualhost, Mysql db & user. CLI tool and GUI on top of it

Review for optimization, code standards, missed validation. What's in this version: Rewritten, instead of large complex script - few tools with each own task. Solid CLI tool and GUI script on top of ...
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Simple bash script creates apache2 virtualhost config for subdomain

Simple bash script to create apache2 virtualhost for localhost. Can be used for public subdomains on developer server with changes - "replace .localhost". Tested on Ubuntu, but should work where ...
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Wrapping argparse to use configuration file

I want to be able to both provide options through command line and from a configuration file. A single option could be served either by the user or by the configuration. But if is provided by both, ...
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Saving settings to Windows registry as a tuple

Regarding an application written in C++ using the Windows API. I'd like to store a user setting like the window position on program exit, to the Windows registry and retrieve settings like these on ...
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Java classes to load configuration data from a JSON file, with Scala tests

I want to implement classes in a project that will support the loading of configuration data from a JSON file. The JSON file is in the following form. Please be as critical as you can be. I'm a junior ...
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Perl one-liner for parsing host names from ssh config file

Here is the working code (intended to be executed with perl -e '<code>' ~/.ssh/config): Actual version: ...
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Editing a configuration file using C++ and Win32

I have made a small and simple tool for Windows using C++ and the Win32 API to allow people to change their resolution in Fortnite, without having to search for the configuration file and manually ...
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Database as a config and class structure to call it

I have question regarding best practices. I've decided instead having config inside either app.config or xml file to have my config file inside SQLite file database. This config will contain basic ...
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Read a single int from an optional .properties file

I am no newcomer to Java. One thing that confounds me is why it is so messy to load values from .properties files. I have an application where, if the .properties file is found, then the value if ...
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Dynamic setting names based on properties

In one of my frameworks that I use with many tools I have an ExpressionVisitor whose job is to resolve the exact property, it's declaring type and instance. I ...
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SSMTP configuration in Ubuntu 18.04 with Bash in my own system (one user)

This is how I configure the utility SSMTP that allows me to send mail via smtp protocol through a Google-Gmail proxy instead I'll have to manually configure an "...
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Minimalistic, self-contained class for reading a sectionless INI file

When sections are ignored and no writing capability is needed, an INI reader becomes quite simple to implement. Here is my attempt at reading a sectionless INI file without any non-...
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