Adding start ordering and run-once to daemontools

From: Steve Litt <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:47:21 -0400

Hi all,

I just finished coding, but not documenting, LittKit, a group of
shellscripts to provide syntactic sugar for using "down" files to easily
order startup of daemontools-like software. I tested it with
damontools-encore on Plop Linux, where it seems to work perfectly.

LittKit also includes lt_forever, which makes a service work sort of
like a run-once, because it sleep-loops forever. Most
daemontools-inspired softare, including daemontools-encore, have
explicit run-once mechanisms, but daemontools doesn't, so I put it in.

It's pretty simple stuff, so I think the included README file is
sufficient. It's Expat-licensed free software you can download at:

If you need explicit ordering of the simpler daemontools-like software,
this might be an easy way to do it.



Steve Litt
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Received on Tue Jun 09 2015 - 02:47:21 UTC

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