fig

fig loads your config file into a struct with additional support for marking fields as required and setting defaults.

Why fig?

  • Define your config, validations and defaults all in a single struct
  • Full support fortime.Time & time.Duration
  • Only 3 external dependencies
  • Tiny API
  • Decoders for .yaml, .json and .toml files

Getting Started

$ go get -d github.com/kkyr/fig

Define your config file:

# config.yaml

build: "2020-01-09T12:30:00Z"

server:
    ports:
      - 8080
    cleanup: 1h

logger:
    level: "warn"
    trace: true

Define your struct along with any required and default fields:

package main

import (
  "fmt"

  "github.com/kkyr/fig"
)

type Config struct {
  Build  time.Time `fig:"build,required"`
  Server struct {
    Host    string        `fig:"host,default=127.0.0.1"`
    Ports   []int         `fig:"ports,default=[80,443]"`
    Cleanup time.Duration `fig:"cleanup,default=30m"`
  }
  Logger struct {
    Level string `fig:"level,default=info"`
    Trace bool   `fig:"trace"`
  }
}

func main() {
  var cfg Config
  err := fig.Load(&cfg)
  // handle your err
  
  fmt.Printf("%+v\n", cfg)
  // Output: {Build:2019-12-25 00:00:00 +0000 UTC Server:{Host:127.0.0.1 Ports:[8080] Cleanup:1h0m0s} Logger:{Level:warn Trace:true}}
}

If a field is not loaded from the config file and is marked as required then an error is returned. If a default value is defined instead then that value is used to populate the field.

Fig searches for a file named config.yaml in the directory it is run from. Change the lookup behaviour by passing additional parameters to Load():

fig.Load(&cfg,
  fig.File("settings.json"),
  fig.Dirs(".", "/etc/myapp", "/home/user/myapp"),
) // searches for ./settings.json, /etc/myapp/settings.json, /home/user/myapp/settings.json

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