Fix Python – Properties file in python (similar to Java Properties)


Asked By – Andrei Ciobanu

Given the following format (.properties or .ini):


For Java there is the Properties class that offers functionality to parse / interact with the above format.

Is there something similar in python‘s standard library (2.x) ?

If not, what other alternatives do I have ?

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For .ini files there is the configparser module that provides a format compatible with .ini files.

Anyway there’s nothing available for parsing complete .properties files, when I have to do that I simply use jython (I’m talking about scripting).

This question is answered By – pygabriel

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