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{{FormatInfo
 
{{FormatInfo
 
  | subcat = Configuration files
 
  | subcat = Configuration files
  | extensions = {{ext|ini}}, {{ext|cfg}}, {{ext|conf}}, none, many others
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  | extensions = {{ext|ini}}, {{ext|cfg}}, {{ext|conf}}, {{noext}}, many others
 
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'''INI''' is a family of simple [[text-based format]]s, commonly used for configuration files. INI files consist of lists of key-value pairs (separated by equals sign) grouped in sections (denoted by square brackets).
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'''INI''' is a family of simple [[Text-based data|text-based formats]], commonly used for configuration files. INI files consist of lists of key-value pairs (separated by equals sign) grouped in sections (denoted by square brackets).
  
The INI format was popularised by early versions of Windows; Windows 95 introduced [[Windows Registry|the Registry]] as the replacement. Variants of INI remain in use to this day, including on other platforms; <code>.gitconfig</code> files and systemd configuration files use INI-like formats.
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The INI format was popularised by early versions of Windows; Windows 95 introduced [[Windows Registry|the Registry]] as the replacement. Variants of INI remain in use to this day, including on other platforms; <code>[[Git|.gitconfig]]</code> files and systemd configuration files use INI-like formats.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[TOML]]
 
* [[Ext:ini]]
 
* [[Ext:ini]]
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* [[desktop.ini]]
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== Sample files ==
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* https://telparia.com/fileFormatSamples/text/ini/
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [[Wikipedia: INI file]]
 
* [[Wikipedia: INI file]]

Latest revision as of 23:45, 22 April 2021

File Format
Name INI
Ontology
Extension(s) .ini, .cfg, .conf, (none), many others

INI is a family of simple text-based formats, commonly used for configuration files. INI files consist of lists of key-value pairs (separated by equals sign) grouped in sections (denoted by square brackets).

The INI format was popularised by early versions of Windows; Windows 95 introduced the Registry as the replacement. Variants of INI remain in use to this day, including on other platforms; .gitconfig files and systemd configuration files use INI-like formats.

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