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# Daemon Control (daemonctl)

Description: A python framework and tools to manage small applications

  • Technology stack: Plain python
  • Status: Running in production [CHANGELOG](CHANGELOG.md).
  • When administrating alot of applications on different servers or developing alot of small services it’s often desireable to keep the inhouse services seperate from system services.

## Dependencies

  • python >= 2.6
  • setprocname: to have cleaner names in ps for the daemons (not required)
  • fast-entry_points

## Installation

sudo ./setup.py install

## Configuration

configfile in /usr/local/etc/daemonctl.conf (or where DAEMONCTL is installed)

Configformat:
logpath = logdir # Path to directory where log files will be placed
pidpath = piddir # Path to directory where pid files will be placed
modules {
module1 {
name = modulename # name of daemon in status and other daemonctl commands (should include %(id)s if type=dynamic)
type = moduletype # single or dynamic
path = modulepath # Path to where the files are (will do chdir to here before running command)
execcmd = commandline # Command to run (will be prefixed with path)
listcmd = listcommand # Command that returns id:s for type=dynamic, one id per row
logpath = logdir # Can override the global logpath
pidpath = piddir # Can override the global pidpath
runas = username # Run daemon as this user
}
}

## Usage | Usage: daemonctl [options] <command> [daemon] | Commands: | start Start daemons | stop Stop daemons (“-f” to force) | restart Restart daemons (stop+start) | forcestop Force daemons to stop (kill -9) | status Get daemon status | enable Enable an application | disable Disable an application | hide Hide daemon from status | show Unhide daemon from status | tail Tail a daemon log | less Less a daemon log | csvstatus Get daemon status in csv format | | Options: | -h, –help show this help message and exit | -f, –force | -r, –regex Select daemons using regexp only | -g, –glob Select daemons using globbing only | -e, –exact Select daemons using exact match only | -c CONFIG, –config=CONFIG | -a, –showall Show hidden | -v, –version Print version

## Known issues

The code is very messy

## Getting help

If you have questions, concerns, bug reports, etc, please file an issue in this repository’s Issue Tracker.

## Getting involved

Feature request with documentation, fixes, new features and general beutification is welcome.


## Open source licensing info

Copyright: SVT 2018 GNU General Public License version 3 [LICENSE](LICENSE)

except for [fastentrypoints.py](https://github.com/ninjaaron/fast-entry_points) which is Copyright (c) 2016, Aaron Christianson

## Primary Maintainer

Andreas Åkerlund https://github.com/thezulk

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