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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.

Spawn Options

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