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#!/usr/bin/env python
# Copyright (C) 2014-2019 Tobias Brunner
# HSR Hochschule fuer Technik Rapperswil
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
# under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
# Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
# option) any later version. See <>.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY
# or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
# for more details.
Parses strongswan.conf option descriptions and produces configuration file
and man page snippets.
The format for description files is as follows: [[:]= default]
Short description intended as comment in config snippet
Long description for use in the man page, with
simple formatting: _italic_, **bold**
Second paragraph of the long description
The descriptions must be indented by tabs or spaces but are both optional.
If only a short description is given it is used for both intended usages.
Line breaks within a paragraph of the long description or the short description
are not preserved. But multiple paragraphs will be separated in the man page.
Any formatting in the short description is removed when producing config
Options for which a value is assigned with := are not commented out in the
produced configuration file snippet. This allows to override a default value,
that e.g. has to be preserved for legacy reasons, in the generated default
To describe sections the following format can be used: {[#]}
Short description of this section
Long description as above
If a # is added between the curly braces the section header will be commented
out in the configuration file snippet, which is useful for example sections.
To add include statements to generated config files (ignored when generating
man pages) the following format can be used: files/to/include
Description of this include statement
Dots in section/option names may be escaped with a backslash. For instance,
with the following section description
charon.filelog./var/log/daemon\.log {}
Section to define logging into /var/log/daemon.log
/var/log/daemon.log will be the name of the last section.
import sys
import re
from textwrap import TextWrapper
from argparse import ArgumentParser
from functools import cmp_to_key, total_ordering
class ConfigOption:
"""Representing a configuration option or described section in strongswan.conf"""
def __init__(self, path, default = None, section = False, commented = False, include = False):
self.path = path = path[-1]
self.fullname = '.'.join(path)
self.default = default
self.section = section
self.commented = commented
self.include = include
self.desc = []
self.options = []
def __eq__(self, other):
return ==
def __lt__(self, other):
return <
def add_paragraph(self):
"""Adds a new paragraph to the description"""
if len(self.desc) and len(self.desc[-1]):
def add(self, line):
"""Adds a line to the last paragraph"""
if not len(self.desc):
elif not len(self.desc[-1]):
self.desc[-1] = line
self.desc[-1] += ' ' + line
def adopt(self, other):
"""Adopts settings from other, which should be more recently parsed"""
self.default = other.default
self.commented = other.commented
self.desc = other.desc
def cmp(a, b):
# order options before sections and includes last
if a.include or b.include:
return a.include - b.include
return a.section - b.section
class Parser:
"""Parses one or more files of configuration options"""
def __init__(self, sort = True):
self.options = []
self.sort = sort
def parse(self, file):
"""Parses the given file and adds all options to the internal store"""
self.__current = None
for line in file:
if self.__current:
def __parse_line(self, line):
"""Parses a single line"""
if re.match(r'^\s*#', line):
# option definition
m = re.match(r'^(?P<name>\S+)\s*((?P<assign>:)?=\s*(?P<default>.+)?)?\s*$', line)
if m:
if self.__current:
path = self.__split_name('name'))
self.__current = ConfigOption(path,'default'),
commented = not'assign'))
# section definition
m = re.match(r'^(?P<name>\S+)\s*\{\s*(?P<comment>#)?\s*\}\s*$', line)
if m:
if self.__current:
path = self.__split_name('name'))
self.__current = ConfigOption(path, section = True,
commented ='comment'))
# include definition
m = re.match(r'^(?P<name>\S+\.include|include)\s+(?P<pattern>\S+)\s*$', line)
if m:
if self.__current:
path = self.__split_name('name'))
self.__current = ConfigOption(path,'pattern'), include = True)
# paragraph separator
m = re.match(r'^\s*$', line)
if m and self.__current:
# description line
m = re.match(r'^\s+(?P<text>.+?)\s*$', line)
if m and self.__current:
def __split_name(self, name):
"""Split the given full name in a list of section/option names"""
return [x.replace('\.', '.') for x in re.split(r'(?<!\\)\.', name)]
def __add_option(self, option):
"""Adds the given option to the abstract storage"""
option.desc = [desc for desc in option.desc if len(desc)]
parent = self.__get_option(option.path[:-1], True)
if not parent:
parent = self
found = next((x for x in parent.options if ==
and x.section == option.section), None)
if found:
if self.sort:
def __get_option(self, path, create = False):
"""Searches/Creates the option (section) based on a list of section names"""
option = None
options = self.options
for i, name in enumerate(path, 1):
option = next((x for x in options if == name and x.section), None)
if not option:
if not create:
option = ConfigOption(path[:i], section = True)
if self.sort:
options = option.options
return option
def get_option(self, name):
"""Retrieves the option with the given name"""
return self.__get_option(self.__split_name(name))
class TagReplacer:
"""Replaces formatting tags in text"""
def __init__(self):
self.__matcher_b = self.__create_matcher('**')
self.__matcher_i = self.__create_matcher('_')
self.__replacer = None
def __create_matcher(self, tag):
tag = re.escape(tag)
return re.compile(r'''
(^|\s|(?P<brack>[(\[])) # prefix with optional opening bracket
(?P<tag>''' + tag + r''') # start tag
(?P<text>\S|\S.*?\S) # text
''' + tag + r''' # end tag
(?P<punct>([.,!:)\]]|\(\d+\))*) # punctuation
(?=$|\s) # suffix (don't consume it so that subsequent tags can match)
''', flags = re.DOTALL | re.VERBOSE)
def _create_replacer(self):
def replacer(m):
punct ='punct')
if not punct:
punct = ''
return '{0}{1}{2}'.format(,'text'), punct)
return replacer
def replace(self, text):
if not self.__replacer:
self.__replacer = self._create_replacer()
text = re.sub(self.__matcher_b, self.__replacer, text)
return re.sub(self.__matcher_i, self.__replacer, text)
class GroffTagReplacer(TagReplacer):
def _create_replacer(self):
def replacer(m):
nl = '\n' if else ''
format = 'I' if'tag') == '_' else 'B'
brack ='brack')
if not brack:
brack = ''
punct ='punct')
if not punct:
punct = ''
text = re.sub(r'[\r\n\t]', ' ','text'))
return '{0}.R{1} "{2}" "{3}" "{4}"\n'.format(nl, format, brack, text, punct)
return replacer
class ConfFormatter:
"""Formats options to a strongswan.conf snippet"""
def __init__(self):
self.__indent = ' '
self.__wrapper = TextWrapper(width = 80, replace_whitespace = True,
break_long_words = False, break_on_hyphens = False)
self.__tags = TagReplacer()
def __print_description(self, opt, indent):
if len(opt.desc):
self.__wrapper.initial_indent = '{0}# '.format(self.__indent * indent)
self.__wrapper.subsequent_indent = self.__wrapper.initial_indent
def __print_option(self, opt, indent, commented):
"""Print a single option with description and default value"""
comment = "# " if commented or opt.commented else ""
self.__print_description(opt, indent)
if opt.include:
print('{0}{1} {2}'.format(self.__indent * indent,, opt.default))
elif opt.default:
print('{0}{1}{2} = {3}'.format(self.__indent * indent, comment,, opt.default))
print('{0}{1}{2} ='.format(self.__indent * indent, comment,
def __print_section(self, section, indent, commented):
"""Print a section with all options"""
commented = commented or section.commented
comment = "# " if commented else ""
self.__print_description(section, indent)
print('{0}{1}{2} {{'.format(self.__indent * indent, comment,
for o in sorted(section.options, key=cmp_to_key(ConfigOption.cmp)):
if o.section:
self.__print_section(o, indent + 1, commented)
self.__print_option(o, indent + 1, commented)
print('{0}{1}}}'.format(self.__indent * indent, comment))
def format(self, options):
"""Print a list of options"""
if not options:
for option in sorted(options, key=cmp_to_key(ConfigOption.cmp)):
if option.section:
self.__print_section(option, 0, False)
self.__print_option(option, 0, False)
class ManFormatter:
"""Formats a list of options into a groff snippet"""
def __init__(self):
self.__wrapper = TextWrapper(width = 80, replace_whitespace = False,
break_long_words = False, break_on_hyphens = False)
self.__tags = GroffTagReplacer()
def __groffize(self, text):
"""Encode text as groff text"""
text = self.__tags.replace(text)
text = re.sub(r'(?<!\\)-', r'\\-', text)
# remove any leading whitespace
return re.sub(r'^\s+', '', text, flags = re.MULTILINE)
def __format_option(self, option):
"""Print a single option"""
if option.section and not len(option.desc):
if option.include:
if option.section:
print('.TP\n.B {0}\'.format(option.fullname))
default = option.default if option.default else ''
print('.BR {0} " [{1}]"'.format(option.fullname, default))
for para in option.desc if len(option.desc) < 2 else option.desc[1:]:
def format(self, options):
"""Print a list of options"""
if not options:
for option in options:
if option.section:
args = ArgumentParser()
args.add_argument('file', nargs='*',
help="files to process, omit to read input from stdin")
args.add_argument("-f", "--format", dest="format", choices=["conf", "man"],
help="output format (default: %(default)s)", default="conf")
args.add_argument("-r", "--root", dest="root", metavar="NAME",
help="root section of which options are printed; everything"
"is printed if not found")
args.add_argument("-n", "--nosort", action="store_false", dest="sort",
default=True, help="do not sort sections alphabetically")
opts = args.parse_args()
parser = Parser(opts.sort)
if len(opts.file):
for filename in opts.file:
with open(filename, 'r') as file:
except IOError as e:
sys.stderr.write("Unable to open '{0}': {1}\n".format(filename, e.strerror))
options = parser.options
if (opts.root):
root = parser.get_option(opts.root)
if root:
options = root.options
if opts.format == "conf":
formatter = ConfFormatter()
elif opts.format == "man":
formatter = ManFormatter()