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instantCONF provides the cli tool iconf which acts as a really simple sqlite based key value store.


Get the value of a setting option
Prints the value to stdout. Exits with exit code 1 if the option is not set

iconf optionname

Set an option

iconf optionname value

binary values

Get a binary value. doesn't print to stdout and instead exits with exit code 0 if option is true and 1 if the option is set to false. Defaults to false (exit status 1)

iconf -i optionname

set a binary option.

iconf -i optionname 0/1

Default values

iconf optionname:defaultvalue

# example

$ iconf doesnotexist:helloworld

this gives the value of optionname if it is set, otherwise this will output 'defaultvalue'