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pyentrypoint manages entrypoints in Docker containers.

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# pyentrypoint

__pyentrypoint__ is a tool written in `Python` to manage Docker containers `ENTRYPOINT`.

This tool avoids writing shell scripts to:
- Handle commands and sub commands
- Identify linked containers
- Generate configuration using `jinja2` templates
- Run commands before starting service
- Reload service when configuration has changed

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## Usages

### Install in container

All you need to do is to setup a `yaml` file called `entrypoint-config.yml` and to install __pyentrypoint__ in your `Dockerfile` using pip.

FROM debian
# Installing git for example
RUN apt-get update && apt-get install git python-pip -y
# Install pyentrypoint
RUN pip install pyentrypoint
# Copy config file in the current WORKDIR
COPY entrypoint-config.yml .
ENTRYPOINT ['pyentrypoint']
# git will be the default command
CMD ['git']

FROM alpine
# Installing git for example
RUN apk add --update py-pip git
# Install pyentrypoint
RUN pip install pyentrypoint
# Copy config file in the current WORKDIR
COPY entrypoint-config.yml .
ENTRYPOINT ['pyentrypoint']
# git will be the default command
CMD ['git']

#### Using docker-image

FROM goldy/pyentrypoint:python3

# ONBUILD statement add entrypoint-config.yml in current directories


Available with many flavours:

- `goldy/pyentrypoint:python2`
- `goldy/pyentrypoint:python3`
- `goldy/pyentrypoint:python2-alpine`
- `goldy/pyentrypoint:python3-alpine`

### Working examples
- [Tor hidden service](

### Setup entrypoint

This is an example of `entrypoint-config.yml` file.

# Entrypoint configuration example

# This entry should reflect CMD in Dockerfile
command: git

# This is a list with some subcommands to handle
# when CMD is not `git` here.
# By default, all args started with hyphen are handled.
- "-*"
- clone
- init
- ls-files
# etc...

# User and group to run the cmd.
# Can be name or uid/gid.
# Affect only command handled.
# Dockerfile USER value by default.
user: 1000
group: 1000

# These files should exist (ADD or COPY)
# and should be jinja templated.
# Note: if config files end with ".tpl", the extension will be removed.
- /etc/gitconfig
- .ssh/config.tpl # Will apply to ".ssh/config"
- /tmp/id_rsa: .ssh/id_rsa # Will apply "/tmp/id_rsa" template to ".ssh/id_rsa"

# These environment variables will be wiped before
# exec command to keep them secret
# CAUTION: if the container is linked to another one,
# theses variables will passed to it anyway
- '*' # Support globbing, all environment will be wiped

# Links are handled here
# Port, name, protocol or env variable can be used to identify the links
# Raise an error if the link could not be identified
# This is not supported when using docker network or docker-compose v2.
port: 22
name: 'ssh*'
protocol: tcp
# env can be list, dictionary or string
FOO: bar
# Single doesn't allow multiple links for this ID
# false by default
single: true
# Set to false to get optional link
# true by default
required: true

# Commands to run before applying configuration
- echo something > to_this_file

# commands to run after applying configuration
- echo "something else" > to_this_another_file

- echo run commands after started service

# Reload service when configuration change by sending a signal to process
signal: SIGHUP # Optional, signal to send, default is SIGHUP
pid: 1 # Optional, pid to send signal, default is 1
watch_config_files: true # Optional, watch defined config files, default True
files: # Optional, list of files to watch
- /etc/conf/to/watch
- /file/support/*.matching
# can also be enabled like this:
reload: true

# Cleanup environment from variables created by linked containers
# before running command (True by default)
clean_env: true

# Enable debug to debug
debug: true

# Do not output anything except error
quiet: false

### Config templates

You can generate configuration for your service with jinja2 template.

**`links` and `containers` are not supported with docker network and docker-compose v2.**

Here is an example for an hypothetical ssh config file:

host server:
hostname {{links.ssh.ip}}
port {{links.ssh.port}}

Templates will be replaced with ip address and port of the identified link. All links can be accessed from `links.all`, this is a tuple of links you can iterate on it.

{% for link in links.all %}
host {{link.names[0]}}
hostname {{link.ip}}
port {{links.port}}
{% endfor %}

If you change the option `single` to `false` in the `entrypoint-config.yml`, the identified link `ssh` will become a tuple of links. You must iterate on it in the `jinja` template.

{% for link in links.ssh %}
host {{link.names[0]}}
hostname {{link.ip}}
port {{links.port}}
{% endfor %}

Accessing environment in template.

{% if 'SSHKEY in env' %}
{% endfor %}

### Accessible objects

You have 4 available objects in your templates.

- `config`
- `links`
- `containers`
- `environ`
- `yaml`
- `json`

#### config

`Config` reflect the config file. You can retrieve any setup in this object.

(see ``)

#### links

**Not supported with docker network and docker-compose v2**

`Links` handles `Link` objects. You can identify links using wildcard patterns in the configuration file.

`link` is related to one physical link (one ip and one port).

`link` handles the following attributes:
- `ip`
- link ip
- `port`
- link port (integer)
- `environ`
- related container environment
- `protocol`
- link protocol (`tcp` or `udp`)
- `uri`
- link URI (example: `tcp://`)
- `names`
- tuple of related container names

#### containers

**Not supported with docker network and docker-compose v2**

`containers` handles a tuple of `container` object.

`container` handles the following attributes:
- `ip`
- container ip
- `environ`
- container environment
- `names`
- List of containers names
- Names are sorted by length, but container ID will be the last element.
- `id`
- Hexadecimal container ID (if available, empty string else)
- `links`
- Tuple of `link` objects related to this container

#### environ
`environ` is the environment of the container (os.environ).

`env` is an alias to `environ`.

#### yaml and json

`yaml` and `json` objects are respectively an import of [`PyYAML`]( and [`json`]( modules.

They are useful to load and dump serialized data from environment.

# Here yaml is present in SETUP_YAML environment variable
{% set data = yaml.load(env['SETUP_YAML'])%}

# Here json is present in SETUP_JSON environment variable
{% set data = json.loads(env['SETUP_JSON'])%}

## Setup

Some setups can be overridden using environment variables.

- `ENTRYPOINT_CONFIG` overrides path of `entrypoint-config.yml` file.
- `ENTRYPOINT_FORCE` is applying configuration and runs pre and post conf commands even if the `command` provided is not handled.
- `ENTRYPOINT_PRECONF_COMMAND` run an extra pre conf shell command after all pre conf commands.
- `ENTRYPOINT_POSTCONF_COMMAND` run an extra post conf shell command after all post conf commands.
- `ENTRYPOINT_DEBUG` enables debug logs.
- `ENTRYPOINT_RAW` does not use logging to display pre and post conf commands.
This can be useful if output is serialized.
- `ENTRYPOINT_DISABLE_RELOAD` disable reload system even if it is enabled in `entrypoint-config.yml`.
- `ENTRYPOINT_USER` overrides `user` in config.
- `ENTRYPOINT_GROUP` overrides `group` in config.
- `ENTRYPOINT_DISABLE_SERVICE` exits container with 0 before doing anything. Useful to disable container using environement.

### Running Tests

To run tests, ensure that `docker-compose` and `make` are installed and run

$ make test

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