restartd - process checker and/or reloader


Restartd is a daemon for checking running and not running processes. It reads the /proc directory every n seconds and does a POSIX regexp on the process names. You can execute a script or a program if the process is or is not running.

For executing, restard uses system(3).

For logging, restartd using syslog with LOG_INFO and LOG_ERR facilities.


restartd follows the GNU command line syntax.
-h, --help

Displays a little help.

-v, --version

Show the version number and quit.

-d, --debug

Add very limited debugging.

-i --interval

The process check interval in seconds. The default is 20.

-c --config

Use a different configuration file instead of /etc/restartd.conf.

-f --foreground

Run restartd in foreground without detaching from the controlling terminal.


This manual page was written by Tibor Koleszar <t.koleszar [AT]> and updated by Aurélien GÉRÔME <ag [AT]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

Last modify: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 22:42:57 +0200