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tibet-config(1) -- manages and displays TIBET configuration data


tibet config [property[=value]] [--env <env>] [--users]


The config command can output one or more configuration values to the console based on current application configuration data. You can also use this command to set a particular value to a string, number or boolean value.

You can view the entire configuration list by leaving off any specific value. You can view all values for a particular prefix by listing just the prefix. You can view a specific value by naming that value directly.

You can dump virtual paths by quoting them as in: '~app' or '~lib'. Specific quoting depends on the native shell you may be using. You can alternatively use the prefix path to list all virtual paths or a specific one.

A special --users flag lets you view a summary of users from the application's user data. NOTE that TIBET's file-based user support is only provided to let you simulate user accounts during development. It is not secure and it should never be used for production systems.

Configuration data can be updated by adding an = and value to a properly defined property name.

For updates you can specify an optional environment value using the --env flag. The env will default to development otherwise. In the current implementation the concept of an env applies only to TDS settings (tds.\* values).

NOTE that if you use this command to set values it will rewrite tibet.json by using the beautify npm module to process the stringified JSON content. As a result your file may not retain its appearance after updates.


  • property[=value]] : Supplies a property name and optional value to set for that property.

  • --env : Provides a way to specifically target a particular environment such as development within a configuration file. Note that this option only applies to values prefixed with tds. since environment-specific configuration via JSON is only done for server configuration values.


This command manages the entire TIBET configuration system. It can be used to read and/or update any value with a string, number, or boolean value.

This command not rely on any configuration values for its own operation.


No process environment variables are required by this command.


List a single value:

$ tibet config boot.level


Set a value ( to true here):

$ tibet config


List all configuration values:

$ tibet config

    "~": "/Users/ss/temporary/todomvc",
    "~app": "~/public",

List all path ~* values:

$ tibet config path

    "~": "/Users/ss/temporary/todomvc",
    "~app": "~/public",
    "~lib": "/Users/ss/temporary/todomvc/node_modules/tibet",
    "": "~app_root",
    "path.app_bin": "~app/bin",
    "path.app_boot": "~app_inf/boot",
    "path.app_build": "~app/build",

List all boot.* values:

$ tibet config boot

    "boot.console_log": false,
    "boot.context": "nodejs",
    "boot.defer": true,
    "boot.delta_threshold": 50,
    "boot.error_max": 20,
    "boot.fatalistic": false,


There is a client-side TSH command :config which mirrors the core functionality of this command in that it can be used to view or update configuration settings.

The client-side :config command is not invoked by this command.



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