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Golang Configuration tool that support YAML, JSON, TOML, Shell Environment (Supports Go 1.10+)

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package main

import (

var Config = struct {
	APPName string `default:"app name"`

	DB struct {
		Name     string
		User     string `default:"root"`
		Password string `required:"true" env:"DBPassword"`
		Port     uint   `default:"3306"`

	Contacts []struct {
		Name  string
		Email string `required:"true"`

func main() {
	configor.Load(&Config, "config.yml")
	fmt.Printf("config: %#v", Config)

With configuration file config.yml:

appname: test

    name:     test
    user:     test
    password: test
    port:     1234

- name: i test
  email: [email protected]

Debug Mode & Verbose Mode

Debug/Verbose mode is helpful when debuging your application, debug mode will let you know how configor loaded your configurations, like from which file, shell env, verbose mode will tell you even more, like those shell environments configor tried to load.

// Enable debug mode or set env `CONFIGOR_DEBUG_MODE` to true when running your application
configor.New(&configor.Config{Debug: true}).Load(&Config, "config.json")

// Enable verbose mode or set env `CONFIGOR_VERBOSE_MODE` to true when running your application
configor.New(&configor.Config{Verbose: true}).Load(&Config, "config.json")

Auto Reload Mode

Configor can auto reload configuration based on time

// auto reload configuration every second
configor.New(&configor.Config{AutoReload: true}).Load(&Config, "config.json")

// auto reload configuration every minute
configor.New(&configor.Config{AutoReload: true, AutoReloadInterval: time.Minute}).Load(&Config, "config.json")

Auto Reload Callback

configor.New(&configor.Config{AutoReload: true, AutoReloadCallback: func(config interface{}) {
    fmt.Printf("%v changed", config)
}}).Load(&Config, "config.json")

Advanced Usage

  • Load mutiple configurations
// Earlier configurations have higher priority
configor.Load(&Config, "application.yml", "database.json")
  • Return error on unmatched keys

Return an error on finding keys in the config file that do not match any fields in the config struct. In the example below, an error will be returned if config.toml contains keys that do not match any fields in the ConfigStruct struct. If ErrorOnUnmatchedKeys is not set, it defaults to false.

Note that for json files, setting ErrorOnUnmatchedKeys to true will have an effect only if using go 1.10 or later.

err := configor.New(&configor.Config{ErrorOnUnmatchedKeys: true}).Load(&ConfigStruct, "config.toml")
  • Load configuration by environment

Use CONFIGOR_ENV to set environment, if CONFIGOR_ENV not set, environment will be development by default, and it will be test when running tests with go test

// config.go
configor.Load(&Config, "config.json")

$ go run config.go
// Will load `config.json`, `config.development.json` if it exists
// `config.development.json` will overwrite `config.json`'s configuration
// You could use this to share same configuration across different environments

$ CONFIGOR_ENV=production go run config.go
// Will load `config.json`, `config.production.json` if it exists
// `config.production.json` will overwrite `config.json`'s configuration

$ go test
// Will load `config.json`, `config.test.json` if it exists
// `config.test.json` will overwrite `config.json`'s configuration

$ CONFIGOR_ENV=production go test
// Will load `config.json`, `config.production.json` if it exists
// `config.production.json` will overwrite `config.json`'s configuration
// Set environment by config
configor.New(&configor.Config{Environment: "production"}).Load(&Config, "config.json")
  • Example Configuration
// config.go
configor.Load(&Config, "config.yml")

$ go run config.go
// Will load `config.example.yml` automatically if `config.yml` not found and print warning message
  • Load From Shell Environment
$ CONFIGOR_APPNAME="hello world" CONFIGOR_DB_NAME="hello world" go run config.go
// Load configuration from shell environment, it's name is {{prefix}}_FieldName
// You could overwrite the prefix with environment CONFIGOR_ENV_PREFIX, for example:
$ CONFIGOR_ENV_PREFIX="WEB" WEB_APPNAME="hello world" WEB_DB_NAME="hello world" go run config.go

// Set prefix by config
configor.New(&configor.Config{ENVPrefix: "WEB"}).Load(&Config, "config.json")
  • Anonymous Struct

Add the anonymous:"true" tag to an anonymous, embedded struct to NOT include the struct name in the environment variable of any contained fields. For example:

type Details struct {
	Description string

type Config struct {
	Details `anonymous:"true"`

With the anonymous:"true" tag specified, the environment variable for the Description field is CONFIGOR_DESCRIPTION. Without the anonymous:"true"tag specified, then environment variable would include the embedded struct name and be CONFIGOR_DETAILS_DESCRIPTION.

  • With flags
func main() {
	config := flag.String("file", "config.yml", "configuration file")
	flag.StringVar(&Config.APPName, "name", "", "app name")
	flag.StringVar(&Config.DB.Name, "db-name", "", "database name")
	flag.StringVar(&Config.DB.User, "db-user", "root", "database user")

	os.Setenv("CONFIGOR_ENV_PREFIX", "-")
	configor.Load(&Config, *config)
	// configor.Load(&Config) // only load configurations from shell env & flag


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