Using config files

Dealing with configurations can be annoying especially if you support multiple operating systems which all have their own places for short- and long-term files.

There are multiple solutions to this, some being more low-level than others.

The easiest crate to use for this is confy. It asks you for the name of your application and requires you to specify the config layout via a struct (that is Serialize, Deserialize) and it will figure out the rest!

#[derive(Debug, Serialize, Deserialize)]
struct MyConfig {
    name: String,
    comfy: bool,
    foo: i64,
}

fn main() -> Result<(), io::Error> {
    let cfg: ConfyConfig = confy::load("my_app")?;
    println!("{:#?}", cfg);
    Ok(())
}

This is incredibly easy to use for which you of course surrender configurability. But if a simple config is all you want, this crate might be for you!

Configuration environments