# Library Functions

Bashly comes with a set of library functions that can be added to your script by running the bashly add command.

# YAML parser

Adds the ability to read YAML files in your bash script.

$ bashly add yaml

You can then use the yaml_load function anywhere in your script:

yaml_load "settings.yml"             # print variables
yaml_load "settings.yml" "config_"   # use prefix
eval $(yaml_load "settings.yml")     # create variables in scope

YAML Example

# INI handler

Adds the ability to create, read and write INI files.

$ bashly add config

By default, these functions will work on a file named config.ini but you can change it by setting the CONFIG_FILE environment variable in your src/initialize.sh file.

You can then use thees functions anywhere in your script:

# Create a new config file.
# There is normally no need to use this function, it is used by other
# functions as needed.

# Get the value from the config file.
result=$(config_get username)

# Add or update a key=value pair in the config.
config_set username bob

# Delete a key from the config.
config_del username

# Show the config file.

# Return an array of the keys in the config file
for k in $(config_keys); do
  echo "- $k = $(config_get "$k")";

# Returns true if the specified key exists in the config file
if config_has_key "key" ; then
  echo "key exists"

Config Example

# Color output

Adds functions for printing colored strings.

$ bashly add colors

Then, anywhere in your script:

echo "before $(red this is red) after"
echo "before $(green_bold this is green_bold) after"

See the generated script in src/lib/colors.sh for the full list of colors.

Colors Example