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Bug#502543: ITP: confget -- Utility to read variables from a configuration file

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net>

* Package name    : confget
  Version         : 1.00
  Upstream Author : Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net>
* URL             : http://devel.ringlet.net/textproc/confget/
* License         : Two-clause BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Utility to read variables from a configuration file

The confget utility examines a INI-style configuration file and retrieves
the value of the specified variables from the specified section.
Its intended use is to let shell scripts use the same INI-style
configuration files as other programs, to avoid duplication of data.

The confget utility may retrieve the values of one or more variables,
list all the variables in a specified section, list only those whose
names or values match a specified pattern (shell glob or regular
expression), or check if a variable is present in the file at all.
It has a "shell-quoting" output mode that quotes the variable values in
a way suitable for passing them directly to a Bourne-style shell.

I actually have a pretty-much ready package of confget, listed at
the webpage above; all it needs is a change of description, a coalescing
of the changelog entries, and it should be ready to go.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

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