this is a small & simple library for parsing simplistic config files. i typically make config files that are similar to commands with parameters. so that's what this package helps with. for more complex config files, i would consider unmarshalling json, or using an ini-file parser. for documentation, see https://godoc.org/bitbucket.org/mjl/tokenize for a bit more background, see http://www.ueber.net/who/mjl/blog/p/tokenizing-quoted-strings-in-go this code is in the public domain, written by mechiel, 2014.