Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
Branch: master
Failed to load latest commit information.
lib remove default concurrency option
spec remove default concurrency option
.gitignore first commit
.travis.yml remove test build support for ruby 1.9.2 bump to v0.1.0
Gemfile new rubygems source
Guardfile first commit
LICENSE.txt Add apache 2.0 license, fixes #7
README.markdown Update README.markdown
guard-sidekiq.gemspec migrate the plugin to use 'guard-compat'



Build Status

Guard::Sidekiq automatically starts/stops/restarts Sidekiq workers

forked from Guard::Resque


Please be sure to have Guard installed before continue.

Install the gem:

gem install guard-sidekiq

Add it to your Gemfile (inside test group):

gem 'guard-sidekiq'

Add guard definition to your Guardfile by running this command:

guard init sidekiq


Please read Guard usage doc.

I suggest you put the sidekiq guard definition before your test/rspec guard if your tests depend on it being active.


guard 'sidekiq', :environment => 'development' do


You can customize the sidekiq task via the following options:

  • environment: the rails environment to run the workers in (defaults to nil)
  • queue: the sidekiq queue to run (defaults to default). Can supply a list of queues here.
  • logfile: sidekiq defaults to logging to STDOUT. Can specify a file to log to instead.
  • timeout: shutdown timeout
  • concurrency: the number of threads to include (defaults to 1)
  • verbose: whether to use verbose logging (defaults to nil)
  • stop_signal: how to kill the process when restarting (defaults to TERM)
  • require: location of rails application with workers or file to require (defaults to nil)
  • config: can specify a config file to load queue settings


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested. Please create a topic branch for every separate change you make.

Testing the gem locally

gem install guard-sidekiq-0.x.x.gem

Building and deploying gem

  • Update the version number in lib/guard/sidekiq/version.rb
  • Update
  • Build the gem:

    gem build guard-sidekiq.gemspec

  • Push to

    gem push guard-sidekiq-0.x.x.gem

Guard::Delayed Authors

David Parry Dennis Reimann

Ideas for this gem came from Guard::WEBrick.

Guard::Resque Authors

Jacques Crocker

I hacked this together from the guard-delayed gem for use with Resque. All credit go to the original authors though. I just search/replaced and tweaked a few things

Guard::Sidekiq Authors

Mark Bolusmjak Pitr Vernigorov David Parry

Replaces "rescue" with "sidekiq"


  • Copyright
    • Copyright 2013 Uken Games
  • License
    • Apache License, Version 2.0
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.