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aeterno

1.0.0 • Public • Published

aeterno

©Nobuyori Takahashi < voltrue2@yahoo.com >

A daemonazation module written in node.js.

aeterno can be used programatically.

aeterno can also daemonize applications that are not written in javascript as well.

How To Install

NOTE: If you are running your application with older version of aeterno, please make sure to stop all the daemons before installing the new version.

npm install aeterno

How To Use

Use aeterno programatically

aeterno gives your node.js application an option to become a daemon.

Example:

var aeterno = require('aeterno');
aeterno.run(function () {
    // here is your application logic
});

With the set up above, your application is ready to be a daemon.

How to execute as a daemon
node myApp.js start
Run as a daemon with daemon logging
node myApp.js start -l /path/to/log/dir/
Run as a daemon with auto-restart when watched file(s) are changed
node myApp.js start -w /dir/to/watch/for/change/ /file/to/watch/for/change
Check the daemon status
node myApp.js status
Tail daemon logs
node myApp.js tail
Stop the daemon
node myApp.js stop
Stop all daemons

Stops all daemon processes that runs with aeterno.

NOTE: Each daemon process requires user input to stop the process. If you do not wish to enter user input to stop all daemons, then use -f option.

node myApp.js stopall
Restart the daemon
node myApp.js restart
Restart all daemons

Restarts all daemon processes that runs with aeterno.

NOTE: Each daemon process requires user input to restart the process. If you do not wish to enter user input to restart all daemons, then use -f option.

node myApp.js restartall
Reload the daemon

NOTE: This command works only if your application listens for SIGHUP and reloads properly.

node myApp.js reload
Update the daemon

With update command, aeterno allows you to add/change logging path and auto-reload watching paths.

Example For Adding/Changing Logging Path

node myApp.js update -l /my/logging/path/

Example For Adding/Changing Auto-reload Watching Paths

node myApp.js update -w /watch/this/folder/ /watch/that/folder/

NOTE: You may update both logging and auto-reloading paths at the same time.

List all daemon processes that runs with aeterno
node myApp.js list

Use aeterno from command-line

aeterno also allows you to daemonize your application without change your application's code.

The daemonization command is located at ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon

Example

Start your application as a daemon
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start /path/to/your/app/
Start your application as a daemon with logging
./aetero start /path/to/your/app/ -l /path/to/your/log/dir/
Start your application as a daemon and watch for changes in the given directories/files to auto-restart.
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start /path/to/your/app/ -w /path/to/watch/ file/to/watch
Stop your daemon
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon stop /path/to/your/app/
Stop all daemons

Stop all daemons that runs with aeterno.

NOTE: Each daemon process requires user input to stop the process. If you do not wish to enter user input to stop all daemons, then use -f option.

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon stopall
Restart your daemon
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon restart /path/to/your/app/
Restart all daemons

Restart all daemons that runs with aeterno.

NOTE: Each daemon process requires user input to restart the process. If you do not wish to enter user input to restart all daemons, then use -f option.

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon restartall
Reload your daemon

NOTE: reload only works if your application listenes to SIGHUP and handles it as reload.

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon reload /path/to/your/app/
Check the status of your daemon
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon status /path/to/your/app/
Tail daemon logs
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon tail /path/to/your/app/
Update the daemon

With update command, aeterno allows you to add/change logging path and auto-reload watching paths.

Example For Adding/Changing Logging Path

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon update /path/to/your/app/ -l /my/logging/path/

Example For Adding/Changing Auto-reload Watching Paths

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon update /path/to/your/app/ -w /watch/this/folder/ /watch/that/folder/

NOTE: You may update both logging and auto-reloading paths at the same time.

List all daemon processes that run with aeterno
./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon list

How To Add/Change Logging Path

You may add or change daemon log path.

Example:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon update myapp.js -l /my/new/log/path/

Above example will change the logging path to /my/new/log/path/.

It will add logging if the target daemon is not logging.

How To Add/Change Watch Directories/Files For Auto-Reloading

Example:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon update /path/to/your/app -w /watch/this/folder/

Above example will change the watching directories/files to /watch/this/folder/.

It will add watching if there were no directories/files being watched.

Command-line Options

aeterno passes command-line options to your daemon application.

To do that, you simply need to add options when you start your daemon with aeterno.

See the example below.

Example:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start myapp.js --my-option-to-be-passed -rfv

The above example will be the same as:

node myapp.js  --my-option-to-be-passed -rfv

To read the command-line options being passed from your application:

var myOptionToBePassed = process.argv[2];
var rfv = process.argv[3];

Commands And Options

Commands

start [PATH] [OPTIONS]

stop [PATH]

update [PATH] [OPTIONS]

status [PATH] [OPTIONS]

tail [PATH]

restart [PATH]

reload [PATH]

stopall

restartall

list

Options

-c [PATH], --config=[PATH]

An absolute path to configuration path.

The configuration file MUST be a JSON file.

Configuration File

A configurations to pass options instead of giving them in command-line.

{
    "log": <string>,
    "watch": <array>,
    "verbose": <boolean>,
    "exec": <string>,
    "forced": <boolean>
}
log

A path to logging directory.

Equivalent to: -l, --log

watch

A list of files/directories to watch for auto-restarting.

Equivalent to: -w, -a

verbose

Execute the daemon command in verbose mode.

Equivalent to: -v, --verbose

exec

Specify an interpreter to run the daemon application.

Equivalent to: -e, --exec

forced

Executes stopall or restartall WITHOUT command prompting.

Equivalent to: -f

Example:

Configuration File:

{
    "log": "/path/to/your/daemon/log/",
    "watch": [
        "/dir/to/watch/for/auto-restart/"
    ]
}

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start myapp.js --config=/path/to/my/config.json

-v, --verbose

Be more verbose.

-l [PATH], --log=[PATH]

Logs daemon process information such as process termination, restarts etc.

It also captures application's stdout and stderr streams.

NOTE:

The paths are treated as relative to the application root path.

Example:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start my/app/ -w src/ -l logs/

The above example would mean:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start my/app/ -w my/app/src/ -l my/app/logs/

Writes log data in the given directory

-e [PATH], --exec=[PATH]

Daemonize the target application with the given interpreter.

Example:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start myapp.py -e python

The above example will daemonize a python script.

-w [PATH] [PATH] ..., -a [PATH] [PATH] ...

Watch changes in the given directories and/or files to auto-restart.

NOTE:

The paths are treated as relative to the application root path.

Example:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start my/app/ -w src/ -l logs/

The above example would mean:

./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start my/app/ -w my/app/src/ -l my/app/logs/

-f

This option is for stopall or restartall command only.

Executes stopall or restartall without command prompting.

-h, --help

Methods

.run(callback [function])

Used when you are using aeterno programatically.

.setName(daemonName [string])

You may change the name of daemon.

NOTE: This is used only when you are using aeterno programatically.

.setApplicationPath(path [string])

You may manually change the target application path to daemonize.

NOTE: This is used only when you are using aeterno programatically.

.aeternoc file

aeterno module can read .aeternoc file to allow configurations from outside.

The configurable values are:

  • Daemon tool name. This will have the same effect as calling aeterno.setName();.

  • Output color. Use colored output text. Default is true.

  • Help text content.

Default Vaule:

{
        "name": "aeterno",
        "color": true,
        "help": {
                        "usage": "Usage: ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon {start|stop|stopall|restart|restartall|reload|update|status|list|clean} [PATH] [OPTION]",
                        "reloadNote": "{reload} works ONLY if your application handles SIGHUP.",
                        "description": "Daemonaize a target application process and monitor it.\n",
                        "options": "Options:",
                        "log": "       -l, --log=[path]:",
                        "logDesc": "  Write log data into a file.",
                        "exec": "       -e, --exec=[path]:",
                        "execDesc": " Daemonize the target application with the given interpreter.",
                        "watch": "       -w, -a:",
                        "watchDesc": "            Automatically restart the daemon process if watch file(s) change.",
                        "verbose": "       -v, --verbose:",
                        "verboseDesc": "     Be more verbose.",
                        "forced": "       -f:",
                        "forcedDesc": "                Stops or restarts all running daemon processes without user inputs. This option is for {stopall|restartall} command only.",
                        "example": "Examples:",
                        "start": "     ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start",
                        "startDesc": "                       Start a daemon process.",
                        "startWithPath": "     ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start ./myServer.js",
                        "startWithPathDesc": "         Start a daemon process of \"./myServer.js\".",
                        "startWithLog": "     ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start -l ./daemonlog/",
                        "startWithLogDesc": "       Start a daemon process and write log data to \"./daemonlog/\" directory.",
                        "startAndWatch": "     ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon start -w ./modules ./lib",
                        "startAndWatchDesc": "    Start a daemon process and watch \"./modules\" and \"./lib\". Anything changes in the watched directory, daemon process will automatically restart",
                        "update": "     ./node_modules/aeterno/bin/daemon update ./myapp.js",
                        "updateDesc": "           Updates a currently running daemon application such as -l to add/change logging or -w [...] to add watch directories/files to auto-reload"
                }
}

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npm i aeterno

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