Dynamic configuration.yml loading; conf.d folder; possible recipe loader?

It would be most useful if the the configuration.yml file can be modified and dynamically loaded into home-assistant without restarting the application.

Some ways to do this;

  • detect changes in the config file
  • manual reload button within the gui

Also, this could result in another way to store configuration files in a conf.d type of folder.

Now taking into account the new cookbook section of home-assistant, this could almost be a recipe configuration plugin feature type of thing like with chef’s provisioning cookbooks. Use your imagination with this one.

There are many ways to skin this cat, but will ultimately increase organization, flexibility, and efficiency.


Is it really so that if I want to update e.g. sensors.yml file that is included in configuration.yml I have to restart whole server? Did I misunderstand something?