I want to convert ansible-init file into json. So, I just use this code:
188.8.131.52 manual_hostname=abc instance_id=i-dddd
184.108.40.206 manual_hostname=xyz instance_id=i-cccc
For converting Ansible INI file in JSON:
f = open('common_shared')
x = f.read()
config_entries = x.split()
for key,value in zip(config_entries[0::2], config_entries[1::2]):
cleaned_key = key.replace("[",'').replace("]",'')
But it will print this result:
But I wanted to print result in proper JSON format but not able to understand how. I tried config parser but didn't get help to print it in desired format.
You can use ConfigParser to read in your file, and then do the conversion to a dict to dump.
from ConfigParser import ConfigParser from collections import defaultdict config = ConfigParser() config.readfp(open('/path/to/file.ini')) def convert_to_dict(config): config_dict = defaultdict(dict) for section in config.sections(): for key, value in config.items(section): config_dict[section][key] = value return config_dict print convert_to_dict(config)
As you stated in your comment, some line items are just 'things' with no value, the below might work for you.
import re from collections import defaultdict SECTION_HEADER_RE = re.compile('^\[.*\]$') KEY_VALUE_RE = re.compile('^.*=.*$') def convert_ansible_to_dict(filepath_and_name): ansible_dict = defaultdict(dict) with open(filepath_and_name) as input_file: section_header = None for line in input_file: if SECTION_HEADER_RE.findall(line.strip()): section_header = SECTION_HEADER_RE.findall(line.strip()) elif KEY_VALUE_RE.findall(line.strip()): if section_header: # Make sure you have had a header section prior to the line key, value = KEY_VALUE_RE.findall(line.strip()).split('=', 1) ansible_dict[section_header][key] = value else: if line.strip() and section_header: # As they're just attributes without value, assign the value None ansible_dict[section_header][line.strip()] = None return ansible_dict
This is a naive approach, and might not catch all corner cases for you, but perhaps it's a step in the right direction. If you have any 'bare-attributes' prior to your first section header, they will not be included in the dictionary as it would not know where to apportion it to, and the regex for
key=value pairs is working on the assumption that there will be only 1 equals sign in the line. I'm sure there might be many other cases I'm not seeing right now, but hopefully this helps.
Christian's answer is the correct one: Use ConfigParser. Your issue with his solution is that you have an incorrectly formatted INI file.
You need to change all your properties to: