Mojolicious::Plugin::Config(3) Perl-ish configuration plugin


# myapp.conf (it's just Perl returning a hash)
# Just a value
foo => "bar",
# Nested data structures are fine too
baz => ['♥'],
# You have full access to the application
music_dir => app->home->rel_dir('music')
# Mojolicious
my $config = $app->plugin('Config');
say $config->{foo};
# Mojolicious::Lite
my $config = plugin 'Config';
say $config->{foo};
# foo.html.ep
%= $config->{foo}
# The configuration is available application-wide
my $config = app->config;
say $config->{foo};
# Everything can be customized with options
my $config = plugin Config => {file => '/etc/myapp.stuff'};


Mojolicious::Plugin::Config is a Perl-ish configuration plugin.

The application object can be accessed via $app or the "app" function, strict, warnings, utf8 and Perl 5.10 features are automatically enabled. You can extend the normal configuration file "$moniker.conf" with "mode" specific ones like "$moniker.$mode.conf". A default configuration filename will be generated from the value of ``moniker'' in Mojolicious.

The code of this plugin is a good example for learning to build new plugins, you're welcome to fork it.

See ``PLUGINS'' in Mojolicious::Plugins for a list of plugins that are available by default.


Mojolicious::Plugin::Config supports the following options.


  # Mojolicious::Lite
  plugin Config => {default => {foo => 'bar'}};

Default configuration, making configuration files optional.


  # Mojolicious::Lite
  plugin Config => {ext => 'stuff'};

File extension for generated configuration filenames, defaults to "conf".


  # Mojolicious::Lite
  plugin Config => {file => 'myapp.conf'};
  plugin Config => {file => '/etc/foo.stuff'};

Path to configuration file, absolute or relative to the application home directory, defaults to the value of the "MOJO_CONFIG" environment variable or "$moniker.conf" in the application home directory.


Mojolicious::Plugin::Config inherits all methods from Mojolicious::Plugin and implements the following new ones.


  $plugin->load($file, $conf, $app);

Loads configuration file and passes the content to ``parse''.

  sub load {
    my ($self, $file, $conf, $app) = @_;
    return $self->parse($content, $file, $conf, $app);


  $plugin->parse($content, $file, $conf, $app);

Parse configuration file.

  sub parse {
    my ($self, $content, $file, $conf, $app) = @_;
    return $hash;


  my $config = $plugin->register(Mojolicious->new);
  my $config = $plugin->register(Mojolicious->new, {file => '/etc/app.conf'});

Register plugin in Mojolicious application and merge configuration.