initd-forever

Create a daemon of a nodejs application

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initd-forever is a node.js module to create a daemon for your nodejs application.

The package generates a shell script for /etc/init.d using forever package.

It generates also a shell script for monitoring daemon with the debain package monit

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Installation

You can install initd-forever and its dependencies with npm:

npm install initd-forever -g for a global installation (for example)

Usage

To generate daemon and monit files from the command line, use following options:

    $ initd-forever --help
    usage: initd-forever [options]

    Generate the script file as a daemon and the monit script file.

    options:
        -a, --app            APP            Path to node.js main js file
        -e, --env            ENV            Export NODE_ENV with ENV value
        -l, --logfile        LOGFILE     Logs the daemon output to LOGFILE
        -n, --name            NAME        Application name
        -p, --pidfile        PIDFILE        The pid file
        -m, --monit            MONITPORT    Generate the monit script file with the port number MONITPORT where your application runs
    Error:
    Cannot generate daemon file: no options defined and package.json is not found.

For missing options, initd-forever will use values saved in the package.json.

Options

app

Default is the main defined in package.json

env

Default is production

name

Default is the name defined in package.json

logfile

Default is based on name value: /var/run/name.log

pidfile

Default is based on name value: /var/run/name.pid

monit

Default doesn't generate the monit script file.

Running tests

To run the tests under node you will need mocha and should installed (it's listed as a devDependencies so npm install from the checkout should be enough), then do

$ npm test

Project status

initd-forever is currently maintained by Yassine Azzout.

Authors and contributors

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License

MIT license

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