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svc - controlling services

svc controls services monitored by supervise
svc opts services
-u Up: if the service is not running, start it. If the service stops, restart it -d Down: if the service is running, send it a TERM signal, and then a CONT signal. After the service stops, do not restart it
-o Once: If the service is not running, start it. If it stops, do not restart it -p Pause: send the service a STOP signal
-c Continue: send the service a CONT signal -h Hangup: send the service a HUP signal
-a Alarm: send the service a ALRM signal -i Interrupt: send the service a INT signal
-t Terminate: send the service a TERM signal -k Kill: send the service a KILL signal
-x Exit: exit supervise as soon as the service is down services One or more complete paths to directories controlled by supervise

svstat - service stats

svstat show the status of services monitored by supervise
svstat services

multilog - logging program

multilog reads lines from stdin and appends selected lines to any number of log files, automatically rotated
multilog scriptexpressions
Input lines are selected by default, and to each line the following scriptexpressions may be applied
-pattern Minus: deselects the line if the pattern is matched The pattern is made of stars and non-stars
Non-stars match themselves
Stars match any string not containing the character following them
If at end of pattern, a star matches any string
+pattern Plus: selects the line if pattern is matched
e Errors: prints the first 200 bytes of the line to stderr =file Copy: writes the line, if selected, to file, overwriting it
t Timestamp: inserts a TAI timestamp at the start of the line
Must be used as the first script expression
Directory: if the scriptexpression begins with a dot or slash, it designates the directory where the log files are kept. If the directory does not exist, it is created.
s123456 Size: defines the maximum size for the log file, which is rotated before reaching that size. The size is in bytes, from 4096 and 16777215, with a default of 99999 n12 Number: number of old rotated logs to keep, default is 10, minimum is 2
!command Shell: defines the command that is run when the current log file is rotated    

Sample multilog command to auto-rotate and compress the log files

multilog t s131072 n100 '!/bin/gzip' /var/log/logdir

This rotates the logs when they are near 128k bytes in length, gzipiping the rotated logs. Up to 100 log files will be kept. A time stamp will be added at the start of each line. The log directory is /var/log/logdir.

Last update: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 10:16:21 GMT