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INI-Files under Linux with C++

Posted on 2006-05-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I want to use INI-Files under linux to be compatible between windows and linux.

as far as i know there are not functions for ini files under linux.

do someone know a free library or something like that?

Kind Regards woigl
Question by:woigl

Author Comment

ID: 16648561
What i exactly looking for is some functions to handle ini files under linux.

Could be a library or even a source...

Regards Stefan

Expert Comment

ID: 16648664
writing your own is simple enough. Simply open the file as text, read each line. Group headers are bracketed with angle brackets i.e [Header] and then following a header you have your options separated from their values by an =.

#include <string>
#include <fstream>
using namespacestd;
int main()
    ifstream inifile("myfile.ini");
    string line;
    bool foundheader=false,foundoption=false;
        //now parse the each line to check when you are in the correct header
        //once in the correct header look for the option
       //split the line at the = and use the second part (after =) as the value you are looking for
    return 0;

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Infinity08 earned 400 total points
ID: 16648676
Check the bottom of this page :


It has a few links to C/C++ libraries for parsing INI files.

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