A basic daemonkit based ruby daemon using default generator
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README

daemon-kit README
================

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
===========

bin/
  mydaemon - Stub executable to control your daemon with

config/
  Environment configuration files

lib/
  Place for your libraries

libexec/
  mydaemon.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
=======

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
=======

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

How to Start the daemon
=======================

Go to the daemon/project directory and then give the command
cd mydaemon

./bin/mydaemon 
or
./bin.mydaemon start

How to Stop the daemon
=======================

Go to the daemon/project directory and then give the command
cd mydaemon

./bin.mydaemon stop