inilike 0.6.2

Parsing .ini-like files used in Freedesktop systems

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

This package provides sub packages which can be used individually:

inilike:derived - A minimal D application.


Inilike is D library for parsing .ini-like files used in Freedesktop systems in various places (.desktop files, icon themes, mimeapps.list, mimeinfo.cache, trashcan files on freedesktop, etc.)

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Note: the original purpose of this library is to serve as dependency for my other projects, e.g. desktopfile and icontheme. It may be not suitable to save configuration files using this library. You have been warned.

Generating documentation


dub build --build=docs


dub build --build=ddox

Running tests

dub test


Freedesktop specifications use the format which I call ini-like because it's very similiar to INI used in MS Windows with small differences:

  1. Comments start with '#', not ';'.
  2. Each comment is always placed on its own line. Key-value can't be mixed with a comment on the same line.

Localized values lookup.

The localized value is the value associated with the localized key. Localized keys look like this:


where locale is the POSIX locale with the charset part dropped.

Inilike library has support for lookup of localized values, using the algorithm described in Desktop Entry Specification.

Subclassing IniLikeFile

IniLikeFile is the base class for file of ini-like format. To change its functionality it's needed to be subclassed. See example showing which functions can be overridden.

  • Roman Chistokhodov
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