Initscript for Start and stop of system level background processes (daemons) using start-stop-daemon


#!/bin/sh

# Must be a valid filename
NAME=helloworld
PIDFILE=/var/run/$NAME.pid
#This is the command to be run, give the full pathname
DAEMON=$PWD/helloworld.bin
DAEMON_OPTS="--baz=quux"

export PATH="${PATH:+$PATH:}/usr/sbin:/sbin"

case "$1" in
  start)
        echo -n "Starting daemon: "$NAME
	start-stop-daemon --start -m --background --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --startas $DAEMON -- $DAEMON_OPTS
        echo "."
	;;
  stop)
        echo -n "Stopping daemon: "$NAME
	start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --pidfile $PIDFILE
        echo "."
	;;
  restart)
        echo -n "Restarting daemon: "$NAME
	start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --retry 30 --pidfile $PIDFILE
	start-stop-daemon --start -m --background --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --startas $DAEMON -- $DAEMON_OPTS
	echo "."
	;;

  *)
	echo "Usage: "$1" {start|stop|restart}"
	exit 1
esac

exit 0

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