How to Create a Python Configuration File?

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To create a Python configuration file, you can use the configparser module in the Python standard library. Here’s an example:

import configparser

config = configparser.ConfigParser()

config['DEFAULT'] = {
    'ServerAliveInterval': '45',
    'Compression': 'yes',
    'CompressionLevel': '9'

config[''] = {
    'User': 'hg'

config[''] = {
    'Host Port': '50022',
    'ForwardX11': 'no'

with open('example.ini', 'w') as f:

In this example, we create a ConfigParser object and use its [] operator to add sections and options to the configuration file. We define a section DEFAULT that contains some default options, and two additional sections and that contain custom options.

We then use the with statement to open a file example.ini in write mode and call the write() method of the ConfigParser object to write the configuration data to the file.

The resulting example.ini file will contain the configuration data in a standard INI file format:

serveraliveinterval = 45
compression = yes
compressionlevel = 9

user = hg

host port = 50022
forwardx11 = no

You can modify this example to suit your specific configuration needs, such as adding or removing sections and options, reading configuration data from an existing file, or validating the configuration data before using it.

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