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cdist-type__process - Start or stop process

CDIST-TYPE__PROCESS(7) cdist CDIST-TYPE__PROCESS(7)

NAME

cdist-type__process - Start or stop process

DESCRIPTION

This cdist type allows you to define the state of a process.

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS

state
Either "present" or "absent", defaults to "present"
name
Process name to match on when using pgrep -f -x.
 
This is useful, if the name starts with a "/", because the leading slash is stripped away from the object id by cdist.
stop
Executable to use for stopping the process.
start
Executable to use for starting the process.

EXAMPLES

 
# Start if not running
__process /usr/sbin/syslog-ng --state present
# Start if not running with a different binary __process /usr/sbin/nginx --state present --start "/etc/rc.d/nginx start"
# Stop the process using kill (the type default) - DO NOT USE THIS __process /usr/sbin/sshd --state absent
# Stop the process using /etc/rc.d/sshd stop - THIS ONE NOT AS WELL __process /usr/sbin/sshd --state absent --stop "/etc/rc.d/sshd stop"
# Ensure cups is running, which runs with -C ...: __process cups --start "/etc/rc.d/cups start" --state present \ --name "/usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf"
# Ensure rpc.statd is running (which usually runs with -L) using a regexp __process rpcstatd --state present --start "/etc/init.d/statd start" \ --name "rpc.statd.*"


SEE ALSO

cdist-type__start_on_boot(7)

AUTHORS

Nico Schottelius < nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Nico Schottelius. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
December 18, 2016 4.4.1