May 26, 2018
Read variables from INI-style configuration files
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.