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    A NodeJS manager to spawn/stop/manage node application.

      supervizer list

    List command

      supervizer monit

    Monit command

      supervizer get myApp

    Get command


    Get command


    • Start/Stop/Restart a node application
    • Grouping applications
    • Start/Stop/Restart a application group
    • Hot change application parameters (env, host, port, logs) in realtime ;-)
    • Keep alive/Restart a application when it crash
    • Monitoring application resources (restart count, uptime, memory, cpu etc..)
    • Watch directories/files changes to restart application
    • Full RESTfull API management via HTTP/S
    • Application LOG files process management
    • Application PID files process management
    • User execution process management by uid:gid
    • Load/Save all application configurations from/to JSON config file

    Installation (module)

    To install node supervizer module from npm repository :

      npm install -g supervizer

    Or from source:

      git clone git://
      cd supervizer
      npm link -g

    And run this command to start supervizer master server :


    Installation (master)

    To install supervizer master as a daemon/service :

    On Linux :

    With Sysvinit - (
    With Upstart - (
    With Systemd - (

    Configuration (apps)

    To make your nodeJS Application fully compatible with Supervizer, you must follow this code example to retrieve host and port parameters :

    var host = process.argv[2] || '';
    var port = process.argv[3] || '5000';

    For example, if you use expressjs framework :

    var express = require('express');
    var server = express();
    server.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public'));
    server.get('/', function(req, res) {  	
    	res.end('Hello word!');
    server.get('*', function(req, res) {
      	res.send('Not Found!', 404);
    server.use(function(err, req, res, next) {  	
      	res.send(500, 'Something broke!');
    var host = process.argv[2] || '';
    var port = process.argv[3] || '5000';
    server.listen(port, host);
    console.log('Listening on port ' + port);

    Usage (Summary)

    Add your application :

      supervizer add --name myApp --group myGroup --script /path/to/script.js
      --host localhost --port 3000 --watch /path/to/watch --log /path/to/logfile.log

    Start your application :

      supervizer start --name myApp

    Stop your application :

      supervizer stop --name myApp

    Update your application parameters :

      supervizer set myApp --port 3001

    Save all your applications :

      supervizer save --config /path/to/apps.json

    Load all your applications :

      supervizer load --config /path/to/apps.json

    Start all your applications :

      supervizer startAll  

    Start all applications by group:

      supervizer startAll --group myGroup

    Disable your application :

      supervizer disable myApp

    Security (Authentication)

    Enable authentication mode :

      supervizer secure enable --auth myNewUserName:myNewPassword

    Restart your application with authentication :

      supervizer restart --name myApp --auth myUserName:myPassword

    Disable authentication mode :

      supervizer secure disable --auth myUserName:myPassword

    Update your credentials :

      supervizer secure disable --auth myOldUserName:myOldPassword
      supervizer secure enable --auth myNewUserName:myNewPassword

    Usage (Complete)

      supervizer [command] <options>
        install                install supervizer as daemon
        uninstall              uninstall supervizer as daemon
        load                   load all applications from a JSON config file
        save                   save all applications to a JSON config file
        add                    add an application
        remove                 remove an application
        start                  start an application
        startAll               start all applications
        stop                   stop an application
        stopAll                stop all applications
        restart                restart an application
        restartAll             restart all applications
        list                   list all applications
        monit                  monitor all applications
        secure                 create/update/remove security authentication
        enable <name>          enable an application
        enableAll              enable all applications
        disable <name>         disable an application
        disableAll             disable all applications
        set <name>             setting application property value
        get <name>             getting application properties values
        -h, --help                  output usage information
        -V, --version               output the version number
        -v --verbose                display verbose data
        -n --name <string>          specify application name
        -z --env <string>           specify comma separated environment variables
        -x --params <string>        specify node command line extra parameters
        -r --run <user:group>       specify user uid:gid to run application
        -g --group <string>         specify application group
        -s --script <path>          specify application main script
        -l --log <file>             specify application log output file
        -t --pid <file>             specify application pid file
        -k --keep <yes/no>          keep alive application (default:yes)
        -t --attempt <number>       max restart to keep alive (default:3)
        -w --watch <path>           specify path to watch
        -e --exclude <regex,regex>  specify regexes to exclude paths
        -h --host <address>         specify address to bind
        -p --port <port>            specify port to bind
        -a --auth <user:password>   specify user/password to use
        -c --config <file>          specify JSON config file to load/save

    API endpoints

    Supervizer master server has an RESTfull HTTP interface wich allow you to control it remotely ;-)

    COMMANDs VERBs URIs Descriptions
    GET / Show server banner
    load POST /config/load Load all applications from file
    save POST /config/save Save all applications to file
    add PUT /apps Add an application to run
    remove DELETE /apps Stop and Remove an application
    start POST /app/start Start an application
    startAll POST /apps/start Start all applications
    stop POST /app/stop Stop an application
    stopAll POST /apps/stop Stop all applications
    restart POST /app/restart Restart an application
    restartAll POST /apps/restart Restart all applications
    list POST /apps/list List all applications
    monit POST /apps/monit Monitor all applications
    list POST /secure enable/disable authentication
    enable POST /app/enable Enable an application
    enableAll POST /apps/enable Enable all applications
    disable POST /app/disable Disable an application
    disableAll POST /apps/disable Disable all applications
    set POST /app Set an application property
    get GET /app Get an application property

    TODOs (commands)

    Theses commands actually doesn't work, but you can install easily Supervizer master as a service by Systemd, Upstart, Sysvinit or other.

    * install
    * uninstall


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