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YAML-Configurable Java Application Wrapper

Project Description

YAML-Configurable Java Application Wrapper


Launch your Java application more safely, explicitly, and flexibly!

This script does …

  • (before the launch)
    • Load settings from a YAML file
    • Verify the OS user name and Java version
    • Check if the application has already been running when duplicate running is prohibited
    • Execute pre-launch commands
    • Log to syslog
  • Launch the Java application with the proper options
  • (after the launch)
    • Log to syslog
    • Execute post-launch commands


  • Python: 2.6 / 2.7 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
  • pyyaml
  • six


  • pip command may require sudo
Operation Command
Install pip install javactl
Upgrade pip install --upgrade javactl
Uninstall pip uninstall javactl
Check installed version javactl --version
Help javactl -h
  • Then, write your configuration to the file your-app.yml.

See the example below.

Configuration Example

See this example.

Now Launch Your Application

  • Dry-run mode
javactl --check /path/to/your-app.yml
  • Launch the java application
javactl /path/to/your-app.yml
  • Launch with arguments
javactl /path/to/your-app.yml --option-for-your-app arg1 arg2

That’s it!

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