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NAME

       pidfilehack - work around daemons that always fork

SYNOPSIS

       pidfilehack servicename pidfile command [parameters]

DESCRIPTION

       pidfilehack  is used to work around daemons that insist on forking into
       the background, but that do write a correct pid file.

       pidfilehack forks the actual service, then waits for the pidfile to  be
       written.  Once  it can read the pid from the pidfile it will tell minit
       the real pid and quit.

USAGE

       usually pidfilehack is symlinked as run command of a service.

       servicename
              the name of the service pidfilehack is installed for.

       pidfile
              the filename to read the pid from

       command
              the real command to start

       parameters
              additional parameters for the command

              A typical use of this command will look like this:

       /etc/minit/apache

       /etc/minit/apache/params
              apache
              /var/run/apache.pid
              apachectl
              start

       /etc/minit/apache/run
              -> /sbin/pidfilehack

AUTHOR

       minit was written by Felix von Leitner and can be downloaded  from  his
       page at http://www.fefe.de/minit/

       This  manpage  was written by Erich Schubert <erich@debian.org> for the
       Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

SEE ALSO

       msvc(8), pidfilehack(8)

                                                                pidfilehack(8)