Writes the node process' pid to a tasty file for programmtic manipulation

npm install piddler
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A node module that writes the pid of a node process to a file for delicious programmatic mainpulation


Simply require piddler.

var pid = require('piddler');

Then start your app with -P somepath/

node myapp -P /var/log/node/

Piddler will look for a -P flag and, if found, write that processes' id to that file.

Return values

int [pid] - on successful write bool false - on unsuccessful write null - if no flag was used to start node app


Smarter people than me from whom I've picked up the rigour of caring enough to control my processes with scripts. You all rock.

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