salt.modules.ini_manage

Edit ini files

maintainer:<akilesh1597@gmail.com>
maturity:new
depends:re
platform:all

(for example /etc/sysctl.conf)

salt.modules.ini_manage.get_option(file_name, section, option, separator=u'=')

Get value of a key from a section in an ini file. Returns None if no matching key was found.

API Example:

import salt
sc = salt.client.get_local_client()
sc.cmd('target', 'ini.get_option',
       [path_to_ini_file, section_name, option])

CLI Example:

salt '*' ini.get_option /path/to/ini section_name option_name
salt.modules.ini_manage.get_section(file_name, section, separator=u'=')

Retrieve a section from an ini file. Returns the section as dictionary. If the section is not found, an empty dictionary is returned.

API Example:

import salt
sc = salt.client.get_local_client()
sc.cmd('target', 'ini.get_section',
       [path_to_ini_file, section_name])

CLI Example:

salt '*' ini.get_section /path/to/ini section_name
salt.modules.ini_manage.remove_option(file_name, section, option, separator=u'=')

Remove a key/value pair from a section in an ini file. Returns the value of the removed key, or None if nothing was removed.

API Example:

import salt
sc = salt.client.get_local_client()
sc.cmd('target', 'ini.remove_option',
       [path_to_ini_file, section_name, option])

CLI Example:

salt '*' ini.remove_option /path/to/ini section_name option_name
salt.modules.ini_manage.remove_section(file_name, section, separator=u'=')

Remove a section in an ini file. Returns the removed section as dictionary, or None if nothing was removed.

API Example:

import salt
sc = salt.client.get_local_client()
sc.cmd('target', 'ini.remove_section',
       [path_to_ini_file, section_name])

CLI Example:

salt '*' ini.remove_section /path/to/ini section_name
salt.modules.ini_manage.set_option(file_name, sections=None, separator=u'=')

Edit an ini file, replacing one or more sections. Returns a dictionary containing the changes made.

file_name
path of ini_file
sections
: None
A dictionary representing the sections to be edited ini file The keys are the section names and the values are the dictionary containing the options If the ini file does not contain sections the keys and values represent the options
separator
: =

A character used to separate keys and values. Standard ini files use the "=" character.

New in version 2016.11.0.

API Example:

import salt
sc = salt.client.get_local_client()
sc.cmd('target', 'ini.set_option',
       ['path_to_ini_file', '{"section_to_change": {"key": "value"}}'])

CLI Example:

salt '*' ini.set_option /path/to/ini '{section_foo: {key: value}}'