Re: user-specific services not working as documented?

From: Alex Efros <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:18:53 +0300


On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 01:09:14PM -0700, Avery Payne wrote:
> Alice would like to have foobar service controlled by her. She asks Bob to
> set up a user-specific service so she can do so. Bob creates a directory,

Or, if Bob refuses to do this, Alice can setup everything herself by
adding this to she's crontab:

*/1 * * * * exec chpst -L ~/service/.lock runsvdir ~/service/ &>/dev/null &

This add dependency on cron (which is usually available) and small (up to
1 minute) delay before Alice's services will be started after OS reboot,
but doesn't need neither root privileges nor system-wide installed runit,
so you can use this even on most shared hostings (where you able to either
compile runit in home directory or upload runit binaries).

			WBR, Alex.
Received on Wed Oct 15 2014 - 21:18:53 UTC

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