libConfuse is a configuration file parser library, licensed under the terms of the ISC license, and written in C. It supports sections and (lists of) values (strings, integers, floats, booleans or other sections), as well as some other features (such as single/double-quoted strings, environment variable expansion, functions and nested include statements). It makes it very easy to add configuration file capability to a program using a simple API.

The goal of libConfuse is not to be the configuration file parser library with a gazillion of features. Instead, it aims to be easy to use and quick to integrate with your code. libConfuse was called libcfg before, but its name was changed to not confuse itself with other similar libraries.

Please report bugs at github.


Example configuration files:


The source code is distributed in two files: a .tar.gz with source and makefiles, and a .zip file also including build files for windows.

This source code repository has been moved to github. The project will move completely to github eventually.


The following documentation is published here and also distributed with the source.