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= 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 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.