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vaping is a healthy alternative to smokeping!

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vaping is a healthy alternative to smokeping!



Vaping was started after years of frustation from dealing with perl and environment management for smokeping. It's a simple python daemon which uses green threads to poll for input and send output through plugins.

It has a standalone mode to directly serve realtime graphs, or can use ZeroMQ to distribute.


pip install vaping

Note, you will need a compiler and python development libraries for some components.


yum install gcc python-devel


Usage: vaping [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...


  --version    Show the version and exit.
  --quiet      no output at all
  --verbose    enable more verbose output
  --home TEXT  specify the home directory, by default will check in order:
               $VAPING_HOME, ./.vaping, ~/.config/vaping
  --debug      enable extra debug output
  --help       Show this message and exit.

  start    start a vaping process
  stop     stop a vaping process
  restart  restart a vaping process


Starts a vaping process, by default will fork into the background unless --debug or --no-fork is passed.

It adds options:

  -d, --no-fork  do not fork into background


Stops a vaping process identified by $VAPING_HOME/


Documentation is created with mkdocs and available here:




The current change log is available at


Copyright 2016-2019 20C, LLC

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this softare except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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