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A Ruby daemon library that makes writing background daemons easy

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README.txt
= backdrop

  http://labs.peritor.com/backdrop

== DESCRIPTION:

 	A Ruby daemon library that makes writing background daemons easy
 	 
== FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  Backdrop allows you to easily create Ruby background daemons. It utilizes the daemon gem to go
  into the background and has some additional management utilities that allow you to control the
  running backdrop.

== SYNOPSIS:

  $ backdrop-daemon start config.yml
  
  $ backdrop-daemon stop config.yml
  
  $ backdrop-daemon restart config.yml
  
  
  Where config.yml is:
  
  ---
  daemon_path: /path/to/my/daemon.rb
  log_file: /path/to/mylog
  pid_file: /path/to/store.pid
  debug: false
  
  The `daemon_path` config parameter refers to your Ruby library that will be required by backdrop.
  This file needs to implement the actual processing task and can react to start/stop.
  
  Example:
  
  module Backdrop
    class Runner
      def self.run(logger)
        logger.info "Running im my loop"
        # .. doing the background operation once
        # will be called in a loop
      end
      
      def self.start(logger)
        # optional - react to starting the daemon
        # e.g. do setup
      end
      
      def self.stop(logger)
        # optional - react to stopping the daemon
        # e.g. do resource teardown
      end
    end
  end

== REQUIREMENTS:

* ActiveSupport

== INSTALL:

* sudo gem install backdrop

* Create an Backdrop::Runner implementation

* Create matching config.yml

== LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2008 Jonathan Weiss, based on work taken
from Based on Highrise to LDAP Gateway http://svn.thoughtbot.com/highrise-ldap-proxy/

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
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