piddler

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

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piddler

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

usage

Simply require piddler.

var pid = require('piddler');

Then start your app with -P somepath/somefile.pid

node myapp -P /var/log/node/myapp.pid

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

credits

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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