D. J. Bernstein


How to install daemontools
Upgrading from previous versions of daemontools
Frequently asked questions

How to start daemontools
The svscanboot program
The svscan program
The supervise program
The svc program
The svok program
The svstat program
The fghack program
The pgrphack program

The readproctitle program
The multilog program
The tai64n program
The tai64nlocal program

The setuidgid program
The envuidgid program
The envdir program
The softlimit program
The setlock program

The logging utilities in daemontools are discussed on the log mailing list.

What is it?

daemontools is a collection of tools for managing UNIX services.

supervise monitors a service. It starts the service and restarts the service if it dies. Setting up a new service is easy: all supervise needs is a directory with a run script that runs the service.

multilog saves error messages to one or more logs. It optionally timestamps each line and, for each log, includes or excludes lines matching specified patterns. It automatically rotates logs to limit the amount of disk space used. If the disk fills up, it pauses and tries again, without losing any data.