TOML

This is a quick reference cheat sheet to the TOML format configuration file syntax.

#Getting started

#Introduction

TOML is a minimal configuration file format that's easy to read due to obvious semantics.

#Examples

bool = true
date = 2006-05-27T07:32:00Z
string = "hello"
number = 42
float = 3.14
scientificNotation = 1e+12

#Comments

# A single line comment example

# block level comment example
# comment line 1
# comment line 2
# comment line 3

#Integer

int1 = +42
int2 = 0
int3 = -21
integerRange = 64

#Float

float2 = 3.1415
float4 = 5e+22
float7 = 6.626e-34

#Boolean

bool1 = true
bool2 = false
boolMustBeLowercase = true

#Datetime

date1 = 1989-05-27T07:32:00Z
date2 = 1989-05-26T15:32:00-07:00
date3 = 1989-05-27T07:32:00
date4 = 1989-05-27
time1 = 07:32:00
time2 = 00:32:00.999999

#String

str1 = "I'm a string."
str2 = "You can \"quote\" me."
str3 = "Name\tJos\u00E9\nLoc\tSF."

See: Strings

#Table

[owner]
name = "Tom Preston-Werner"
dob = 1979-05-27T07:32:00-08:00

See: Tables

#Array

array1 = [1, 2, 3]
array2 = ["Commas", "are", "delimiter"]
array3 = [8001, 8001, 8002]

#Friendly Array

array1 = [ "Don't mix", "different", "types" ]
array2 = [ [ 1.2, 2.4 ], ["all", 'strings', """are the same""", '''type'''] ]
array3 = [
  "Whitespace", "is", 
  "ignored"
]

#Strings

#Multiline String

multiLineString = """
Multi-line basic strings are surrounded
by three quotation marks on each side
and allow newlines. 
"""

#Literal String

path = 'C:\Users\nodejs\templates'
path2 = '\\User\admin$\system32'
quoted = 'Tom "Dubs" Preston-Werner'
regex = '<\i\c*\s*>'

Surrounded by single quotes. Escaping are not allowed.

#MultiLine Literal String

re = '''\d{2} apps is t[wo]o many'''
lines = '''
The first newline is
trimmed in raw strings.
All other whitespace
is preserved.
'''

#Tables

#Basic

[name]
foo = 1
bar = 2

foo and bar are keys in the table called name

#Nested

[table1]
	foo = "bar"

[table1.nested_table]
	baz = "bat"

#Array-like

[[comments]]
author = "Nate"
text = "Great Article!"

[[comments]]
author = "Anonymous"
text = "Love it!"

#Equivalent JSON

{
	"comments" : [
		{
			"author" : "Nate",
			"text" : "Great Article!"
		},
		{
			"author" : "Anonymous",
			"text" : "Love It!"
		}
	]
}

#Dot separated

[dog."tater.man"]
type = "pug"

#Equivalent JSON

{
  "dog": {
    "tater.man": {
      "type": "pug"
    }
  }
}

#Multi-nested

[foo.bar.baz]
bat = "hi"

#Equivalent JSON

{
	"foo" : {
		"bar" : {
			"baz" : {
				"bat" : "hi"
			}
		}
	}
}

#Ignore whitespace

[a.b.c]          # this is best practice
[ d.e.f ]        # same as [d.e.f]
[ g .  h  .i ]   # same as [g.h.i]
[ j . "ʞ" .'l' ] # same as [j."ʞ".'l']

#Inline Table

name = { first = "Tom", last = "Preston-Werner" }
point = { x = 1, y = 2 }
animal = { type.name = "pug" }