Read/ write ini data files in Java using the ini4j parser

Java language provides various third-party libraries to read and write ini files

  • ini4j parser This post talks about the ini4j parser

Adding ini4j dependency

Create an empty maven project and add the ini4j maven dependency

For maven projects, add the following dependency


for Gradle-based projects, please add the following dependency

compile "org.ini4j:ini4j:0.5.4"

Sample INI data example file

Following is the ini example file which is used as a base for parse, reading, and writing the data to it.

; Created by Franc


Read INI file in Java

The below example parses the ini file in Java using the ini4j library. It reads ini files using data sources.

import org.ini4j.Wini;

public class ReadIni2AsObject {
    private static final String SAMPLE_INI_FILE = "config.ini";
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        ClassLoader classloader = Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader();
        InputStream inputStream = classloader.getResourceAsStream(SAMPLE_INI_FILE);
        Wini ini = new Wini(inputStream);
        String name = ini.get("Author", "name", String.class);
        String updateDate = ini.get("Author", "updateDate", String.class);
        System.out.println("name=" + name);
        System.out.println("updateDate=" + updateDate);
        String server = ini.get("database", "server", String.class);
        Integer port = ini.get("database", "port", Integer.class);
        String username = ini.get("database", "username", String.class);

        System.out.println("server= " + server);
        System.out.println("port = " + port);
        System.out.println("username = " + username);