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Run init scripts on Debian systems

Init.d wrapper for Node.js

$ npm install initd

A nod wrapper for running init.d scripts in debian systems. The supported actions are:

  • start
  • start
  • restart
  • reload
  • status

The all take a single argument, the service, and return the child process. Here is an example of restarting a service:

var initd = require('initd');
initd.restart('nginx').on('close', function(code) {
    if (code !== 0) return console.error('Nginx faild to restart');
    console.log('Nginx restarted!!');

See man service for more info about supported commands and options.

You can also overide the default behavior of inheriting the stdio for your child processes with the initd.spawnOptions object.