RExec stands for Remote Execute and provides support for executing processes both locally and remotely. It provides a number of different tools to assist with running Ruby code:
- A framework to send Ruby code to a remote server for execution.
- A framework for writing command line daemons (i.e.
- A comprehensive
Taskclass for launching tasks, managing input and output, exit status, etc.
- Basic privilege management code for changing the processes owner.
- A bunch of helpers for various different things (such as reading a file backwards).
daemon-execexecutable for running regular shell tasks in the background.
For more information please see the project page.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install rexec
RExec::Task provides a comprehensive wrapper for low level process execution
and life-cycle management. You can easy spawn new child processes, background
processes and execute Ruby code in a child instance.
RExec::Connection provides a simple process based API for communicating
with distant instances of Ruby. These can either be local or remote, such
as over SSH.
RExec::Daemon module provides the foundation to develop long-running
background processes. Simply create a daemon class which inherits from
RExec::Daemon::Base and you can have a fully featured background daemon
with the standard command line interface, e.g.
Along with this, a executable is included called
daemon-exec which allows
for any standard shell script to be run as a background process.
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
Released under the MIT license.
Copyright, 2012, by Samuel G. D. Williams.
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