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SvcD class and "svcd" command to run persistent service programmes.

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This provides the features one wants from a daemon for arbitrary commands providing a service:

  • process id (pid) files for both svcd and the service command
  • filesystem visible status (command running, service enabled) via
  • command restart if the command exits
  • command control (stop, restart, disable) via
  • test function to monitor for service viability; if the test function fails, do not run the service. This typically monitors something like network routing (suspend service while laptop offline) or a ping (suspend ssh tunnel while target does not answer pings).
  • signature function to monitor for service restart; if the signature changes, restart the service. This typically monitors something like file contents (restart service on configuration change) or network routing (restart ssh tunnel on network change)
  • callbacks for service command start and end, for example to display desktop notifications

I use this to run persistent ssh port forwards and a small collection of other personal services. I have convenient shell commands to look up service status and to start/stop/restart services.

See which I use to manage my ssh tunnels; it is a single Python programme running multiple ssh commands, each via its own SvcD instance.

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