Fancy command-line utilities for OpenResty
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resty-cli - Fancy command-line utilities for OpenResty.

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Description

The resty command-line utility can be used to run OpenResty's Lua scripts directly off the command-line just like the lua or luajit command-line utilities. It can be used to create various command-line utilities using OpenResty Lua.

This tool works by creating a head-less nginx instance, disabling daemon, master_process, access_log, and other things it does not need. No server {} is configured hence no listening sockets are involved at all.

The Lua code is initiated by the init_worker_by_lua directive and run in the context of ngx.timer callback. So all of ngx_lua's Lua APIs available in the ngx.timer callback context are also available in the resty utility. We may remove some of the remaining limitations in the future though.

Synopsis

$ export PATH=/usr/local/openresty/bin:$PATH

$ which resty
/usr/local/openresty/bin/resty

$ resty -h
resty [options] [lua-file [args]]

Options:
    -c NUM              Set maximal connection count (default: 64).
    -e PROG             Run the inlined Lua code in "prog".

    --errlog-level LEVEL
                        Set nginx error_log level.
                        Can be debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit, alert,
                        or emerg.

    --gdb               Use GDB to run the underlying C process.

    --gdb-opts OPTS     Pass extra command-line options to GDB.

    --help              Print this help.

    --http-conf CONF    Specifies nginx.conf snippet inserted into the http {}
                        configuration block (multiple instances are supported).

    --http-include PATH Include the specified file in the nginx http
                        configuration block (multiple instances are supported).

    -I DIR              Add dir to the search paths for Lua libraries.

    -j dump             Use LuaJIT's jit.dump module to output detailed info of
                        the traces generated by the JIT compiler.

    -j off              Turn off the LuaJIT JIT compiler.

    -j v                Use LuaJIT's jit.v module to output brief info of the
                        traces generated by the JIT compiler.

    -l LIB              Require library "lib".

    --main-conf CONF    Specifies nginx.conf snippet inserted into the nginx
                        main {} configuration block (multiple instances are
                        supported).

    --main-include PATH Include the specified file in the nginx main
                        configuration block (multiple instances are supported).

    --nginx             Specify the nginx path (this option might be removed
                        in the future).

    --ns IP             Specify a custom name server (multiple instances are
                        supported).

    --resolve-ipv6      Make the nginx resolver lookup both IPv4 and IPv6
                        addresses.

    --rr                Use Mozilla rr to record the execution of the
                        underlying C process.

    --shdict 'NAME SIZE'
                        Create the specified lua shared dicts in the http
                        configuration block (multiple instances are supported).

    -V                  Print version numbers and nginx configurations.

    --valgrind          Use valgrind to run nginx.

    --valgrind-opts OPTS
                        Pass extra options to valgrind.

For bug reporting instructions, please see:

    <https://openresty.org/en/community.html>

Copyright (C) Yichun Zhang (agentzh). All rights reserved.

$ resty -e 'print("hello")'
hello

$ time resty -e 'ngx.sleep(3) print("done\n")'
done

real 0m3.085s
user 0m0.071s
sys 0m0.010s

$ resty -e 'ngx.say(ngx.md5("hello"))'
5d41402abc4b2a76b9719d911017c592

$ resty -e 'io.stderr:write("hello world\n")' > /dev/null
hello world

To run the code example in lua-resty-mysql's "Synopsis" documentation section:

$ resty mysql-example.lua
connected to mysql.
table cats created.
3 rows inserted into table cats (last insert id: 1)
result: [{"name":"Bob","id":"1"},{"name":"","id":"2"},{"name":null,"id":"3"}]

where mysql-example.lua is from lua-resty-mysql's docs.

Stdin also works (in addition to stdout and stderr):

$ resty -e 'print("got: ", io.stdin:read("*l"))'
hiya
got: hiya

where the first "hiya" line was entered from the keyboard.

"Light threads" also work:

$ time resty -e 'local ths = {}
                 for i = 1, 3 do
                     ths[i] = ngx.thread.spawn(function ()
                                  ngx.sleep(3) ngx.say("done ", i)
                              end)
                 end
                 for i = 1, #ths do ngx.thread.wait(ths[i]) end'
done 1
done 2
done 3

real 0m3.073s
user 0m0.053s
sys 0m0.015s

User command-line arguments are also passed:

$ resty -e 'print(arg[1], ", ", arg[2])' hello world
hello, world

If you need to use a shared dict:

$ resty --shdict='dogs 1m' -e 'local dict = ngx.shared.dogs
                               dict:set("Tom", 56)
                               print(dict:get("Tom"))'
56

To check version numbers:

$ resty -V
resty 0.01
nginx version: openresty/1.7.7.2
built by gcc 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-7) (GCC)
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --prefix=/usr/local/openresty/nginx ...

Installation

The resty command-line utility is bundled and enabled in OpenResty 1.7.7.2+ by default and is installed under <openresty-prefix>/bin/ by default. If the OpenResty prefix is the default value (/usr/local/openresty), then you can just add /usr/local/openresty/bin to your PATH environment:

export PATH=/usr/local/openresty/bin:$PATH

If you are using the official OpenResty pre-built Linux packages, you should install the openresty-resty package and/or the openresty-doc (or openresty-restydoc on Debian/Ubuntu) package since the openresty binary package itself does not contain the resty or restydoc utilities.

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Test Suite

This project comes with a test suite powered by Perl's testing toolchain.

To run the test suite on your side, first install some of the CPAN modules required by the test scaffold:

sudo cpan Test::Base IPC::Run

Also, you need to make your nginx executable visible in your PATH environment:

export PATH=/path/to/your/nginx/sbin:$PATH

Then you can run the tests with the prove command provided by Perl:

prove -r t

To run an individual test file, just specify the test file on the command-line, for instance,

prove t/resty/user-args.t

To run an individual test case in a test file, just (temporarily) add the line

--- ONLY

to the end of that test block, then run that particular test file as mentioned above.

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Authors

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Copyright and License

This module is licensed under the BSD license.

Copyright (C) 2014-2018, by Yichun "agentzh" Zhang (章亦春) agentzh@gmail.com, OpenResty Inc. Copyright (C) 2014-2016, by Guanlan Dai.

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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