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Guard::Resque automatically starts/stops/restarts resque workers

forked from Guard::Delayed


Please be sure to have Guard installed before continue.

Install the gem:

gem install guard-resque

Add it to your Gemfile (inside test group):

gem 'guard-resque'

Add guard definition to your Guardfile by running this command:

guard init resque


Please read Guard usage doc.

I suggest you put the resque guard definition before your test/rspec guard if your tests depend on it being active.


guard 'resque', :environment => 'development' do

Feel free to be more specific, for example watching only for app/models and app/jobs to avoid reloading on a javascript file change.


You can customize the resque task via the following options:

  • environment: the rails environment to run the workers in (defaults to nil)
  • task: the name of the rake task to use (defaults to "resque:work")
  • queue: the resque queue to run (defaults to "*")
  • interval: the interval to use for checking for new resque jobs (defaults to 5)
  • count: the number of workers to include (defaults to 1)
  • verbose: whether to use verbose logging (defaults to nil)
  • vverbose: whether to use very verbose logging (defaults to nil)
  • trace: whether to include --trace on the rake command (defaults to nil)
  • stop_signal: how to kill the process when restarting (defaults to QUIT)


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested. Please create a topic branch for every separate change you make.

Testing the gem locally

gem install guard-resque-0.x.x.gem

Building and deploying gem

  • Update the version number in lib/guard/resque/version.rb

  • Update

  • Build the gem:

    gem build guard-resque.gemspec

  • Push to

    gem push guard-resque-0.x.x.gem

Guard::Delayed Authors

David Parry Dennis Reimann

Ideas for this gem came from Guard::WEBrick.

Guard::Resque Authors

Jacques Crocker

I hacked this together from the guard-delayed gem for use with Resque. All credit go to the original authors though. I just search/replaced and tweaked a few things