eac144acdaca02f018bddde5f623fba3e8cd4ad9 — louiz’ 6 years ago cf87cf0
Configuration options can be overridden by setting env values
3 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

M doc/biboumi.1.rst
M src/config/config.cpp
M CHANGELOG.rst => CHANGELOG.rst +1 -0
@@ 14,6 14,7 @@ Version 5.0
 - If the client doesn’t specify any limit, MAM results contain at most 100
   messages, instead of the whole archive.
 - Multiline topics are now properly handled
 - Configuration options can be overridden by values found in the process env.

Version 4.1 - 2017-03-21

M doc/biboumi.1.rst => doc/biboumi.1.rst +7 -3
@@ 35,15 35,19 @@ details on its content.

The configuration file uses a simple format of the form
The configuration file uses a simple format of the form ``option=value``.

The values from the configuration file can be overridden by environment
variables, with the name all in upper case and prefixed with "BIBOUMI_".
For example, if the environment contains “BIBOUMI_PASSWORD=blah", this will
override the value of the “password” option in the configuration file.

Sending SIGUSR1 or SIGUSR2 (see kill(1)) to the process will force it to
re-read the configuration and make it close and re-open the log files. You
can use this to change any configuration option at runtime, or do a log

Here is a description of each possible option:
Here is a description of every possible option:


M src/config/config.cpp => src/config/config.cpp +35 -11
@@ 1,10 1,15 @@
#include <config/config.hpp>
#include <utils/tolower.hpp>

#include <iostream>
#include <cstring>

#include <cstdlib>

using namespace std::string_literals;

extern char** environ;

std::string Config::filename{};
std::map<std::string, std::string> Config::values{};
std::vector<t_config_changed_callback> Config::callbacks{};

@@ 71,21 76,40 @@ bool Config::read_conf(const std::string& name)


  auto parse_line = [](const std::string& line, const bool env)
    static const auto env_option_prefix = "BIBOUMI_"s;

    if (line == "" || line[0] == '#')
    size_t pos = line.find('=');
    if (pos == std::string::npos)
    std::string option = line.substr(0, pos);
    std::string value = line.substr(pos+1);
    if (env)
        auto a = option.substr(0, env_option_prefix.size());
        if (a == env_option_prefix)
          option = utils::tolower(option.substr(env_option_prefix.size()));
    Config::values[option] = value;

  std::string line;
  size_t pos;
  std::string option;
  std::string value;
  while (file.good())
      std::getline(file, line);
      if (line == "" || line[0] == '#')
        continue ;
      pos = line.find('=');
      if (pos == std::string::npos)
        continue ;
      option = line.substr(0, pos);
      value = line.substr(pos+1);
      Config::values[option] = value;
      parse_line(line, false);

  char** env_line = environ;
  while (*env_line)
      parse_line(*env_line, true);
  return true;