nails-config

Nails Configuration

nails-config

This plugin provides configuration utilities for nails-framework.

It adds a node-etc instance to your app configured to load configuration details from a variety of sources.

This is a core plugin and is automatically included with nails-framework.

Configuration details are read from each source and deep-merged in to a single object. Sources are loaded in order of priority and don't overwrite existing keys. This makes it possible to override values using command line arguments or environment variables.

The following sources are loaded by default, in order of priority:

Parsed with node-optimist

Environment variables should be prefixed with the name of your application as set in package.json (eg. $myapp_apikey.) Defaults to $nails_ when the field can't be found.

Loads all JSON files from config/{$NODE_ENV}/. Files prefixed with config. are deep-merged with the config object and other files are nested under keys based on their filename (with the extension removed.)

By convention plugins look for a config key based on their name so using seperate files does help to stay organised.

myapp/
  |- config/
      |- development/
          |- config.development
          |- config.secrets
          |- pluginName.json
          |- nails-web.json
          |- etc..
      |- production/
          |- config.development
          |- config.secrets
          |- pluginName.json
          |- nails-web.json
          |- etc..
      |- staging/
      |- etc/
{
  "name": "Foo",
  "age": 62,
  "hostname": "127.0.0.1",
  "port": 3000,
  "meta": {
    "yes": "no",
    "bing": {
      "bang": true,
      "this": "that"
    }
  }
}

Default values can be set by plugins as a fallback.

Retrieves the given key from the configuration store. Use a : delimiter to fetch specific keys from objects.

Example:

var name = app.config.get('pluginName:name') // String "Foo" 
  , age = app.config.get('pluginName:age')   // Number 62  
  , all = app.config.get('pluginName');      // Object { name: 'foo', age: 62, <etc> } 

Creates or modifies the given key. Primitives will override exsting values whereas Objects and Arrays will merge.

Example:

app.config.set('pluginName:name', 'Bar'); // Overwritten 
 
app.config.set('pluginName', {            // Merged 
  name: 'Jim',
  age: 35
});

Refer to the node-etc documentation for additional methods.

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 James Wyse james@jameswyse.net

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