It's a very simple yet generic daemon application that could be used in any project that makes use of Postgres'
It runs as a background process that does
LISTEN on the configured channels on a database and allows to perform custom actions on receiving
NOTIFY signals on those channels.
Check this simple tutorial to get started with it.
Firstly, install the npm package globally. This will make
pglisten CLI tool available on your system.
$ npm install -g pglistend
Now setup the daemon using this command.
$ sudo pglisten setup-daemon
Or, alternatively you can
curl the script and run it on the fly.
$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kabirbaidhya/pglistend/master/setup/setup.py | sudo python
When it's done, edit your configuration. And finally start the service using
$ sudo systemctl start pglistend
Managing the daemon
You can use
systemd commands to manage
# Start the service $ systemctl start pglistend # Stop the service $ systemctl stop pglistend # Check service status $ systemctl status pglistend # Enable the service (This will start the service on bootup) $ systemctl enable pglistend # Disable the service (Disable the service to not start on bootup) $ systemctl disable pglistend
For more information about
systemd check this
All logs are written to
So, you can make use of
$ journalctl -u pglistend $ journalctl -f -u pglistend
Or, you can simply
tail the logs like this:
$ tail /var/log/syslog | grep pglistend $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | grep pglistend
Check this to read more about journalctl.
- Clone repository:
git clone email@example.com:kabirbaidhya/pglistend.git
- Install dependencies:
- Install other required packages:
- Copy configuration file
config.yml.sampleand rename to
.pglistend.ymlin root directory. Update database credentials, channels and location of scripts.
- To prepare a script, copy
listener.js.sampleand save it as
listener.js, or anything you wish, to any location(recommended to save outside project directory). Update the preferred channels and instructions in the script. Also, update the location of script in
- From terminal in root directory, run:
npm start. You can see the logs in terminal as the channels hit the queries when the
notifyoperation is called on.
- Delegate CPU-intensive tasks (mostly queries) to separate thread or message queue most likely. Here's why