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daemon-kit README
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daemon-kit has generated a skeleton Ruby daemon for you to build on. Please read
through this file to ensure you get going quickly.
Directories
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bin/
tagfs - Stub executable to control your daemon with
config/
Environment configuration files
lib/
Place for your libraries
libexec/
tagfs.rb - Your daemon code
log/
Log files based on the environment name
spec/
rspec's home
tasks/
Place for rake tasks
vendor/
Place for unpacked gems and DaemonKit
tmp/
Scratch folder
Logging
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One of the biggest issues with writing daemons are getting insight into what your
daemons are doing. Logging with daemon-kit is simplified as DaemonKit creates log
files per environment in log.
On all environments except production the log level is set to DEBUG, but you can
toggle the log level by sending the running daemon SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 signals.
SIGUSR1 will toggle between DEBUG and INFO levels, SIGUSR2 will blatantly set the
level to DEBUG.
Bundler
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daemon-kit uses bundler to ease the nightmare of dependency loading in Ruby
projects. daemon-kit and its generators all create/update the Gemfile in the
root of the daemon. You can satisfy the project's dependencies by running
`bundle install` from within the project root.
For more information on bundler, please see http://github.com/carlhuda/bundler
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