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watchcatd - process monitoring daemon

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NAME

watchcatd - process monitoring daemon

SYNOPSIS

watchcatd [-fhpX] [-f filename ] [-p pathname ]

DESCRIPTION

watchcatd is a background daemon which monitors registered processes, killing them in case they lock up. As a secondary use, watchcatd can be set up to work as a timer.

OPTIONS

-f, --config-file filename
Use the alternate system wide filename instead of /etc/watchcatd.conf. It must be an absolute path.
-h, --help
Display an usage message
-p, --exec-path
Use a alternate absolute path to exec childrens. Useful for debugging purposes.
-X, --dont-detach
Don't detach from the console. Useful for debugging purposes.

FILES

/etc/watchcatd.conf
The system wide configuration file. See watchcatd.conf(5) for further details.
/var/run/watchcat.socket
The watchcat device.

BUGS

The current version doesn't support thread registry, only process registry to service.

AUTHORS

Michel Machado <michel@digirati.com.br>
Andre Nathan <andre@digirati.com.br>

SEE ALSO

watchcatd.conf(5), watchdog(8).
January 2004 WATCHCATD