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       twistd - run Twisted applications (TACs, TAPs)


       twistd [options]


       Read  a  twisted.application.service.Application  out of a file and run


       -n, --nodaemon Don’t daemonize (stay in foreground).

       -q, --quiet
              No-op for backwards compatibility.

       -p, --profile <profile output>
              Run the application under the profiler, dumping results  to  the
              specified file.

       --profiler <profiler name>
              Specify the profiler to use. Defaults to the ’hotshot’ profiler.

              Save the Stats  object  rather  than  the  text  output  of  the

       -b, --debug
              Run  the  application in the Python Debugger (implies --nodaemon
              option).  Sending a SIGINT or SIGUSR2 signal to the process will
              drop it into the debugger.

       -e, --encrypted <file>
              The specified tap/aos file is encrypted.

       --euid Set only effective user-id rather than real user-id. This option
              has no effect unless the server is running  as  root,  in  which
              case  it  means  not to shed all privileges after binding ports,
              retaining the option to  regain  privileges  in  cases  such  as
              spawning processes. Use with caution.

       -o, --no_save
              Do not save shutdown state.

              Behave  as  though the specified Application has no process name
              set, and run with the standard process name (the  Python  binary
              in most cases).

       -l, --logfile <logfile>
              Log  to  a  specified  file, - for stdout (default: twistd.log).
              The log file will be rotated on SIGUSR1.

       --pidfile <pidfile>
              Save pid in specified file (default:

       --chroot <directory>
              Chroot to a supplied directory before  running  (default:  don’t
              chroot).    Chrooting   is  done  before  changing  the  current

       -d, --rundir <directory>
              Change to a supplied directory before running (default: .).

       -u, --uid <uid>
              The uid to run as (default: don’t change).

       -g, --gid <gid>
              The gid to run as (default: don’t change).

       --umask <mask>
              The (octal) file creation mask  to  apply.  (default:  0077  for
              daemons, no change otherwise).

       -r, --reactor <reactor>
              Choose  which  reactor to use. See --help-reactors for a list of

              List the names of possibly available reactors.

       --spew Write an extremely  verbose  log  of  everything  that  happens.
              Useful for debugging freezes or locks in complex code.

       -f, --file <tap file>
              Read the given .tap file (default: twistd.tap).

       -s, --source <tas file>
              Load  an  Application  from  the  given .tas (AOT Python source)

       -y, --python <python file>
              Use the variable "application" from the given Python file.  This
              option overrides -f. This option implies --no_save.

       -g, --plugin <plugin name>
              Read config.tac from a plugin package, as with -y.

              Log to syslog instead of a file.

       -u, --uid <uid>
              The uid to run as.

       -g, --gid <gid>
              The gid to run as.

              Print version information and exit.

       --prefix <prefix>
              Use  the  specified  prefix  when logging to logfile. Default is

       Note that if twistd is run  as  root,  the  working  directory  is  not
       searched for Python modules.


       A  running  twistd  accepts  SIGINT for a clean shutdown and SIGUSR1 to
       rotate log files.


       Written by Moshe Zadka, based on twistd’s help messages.


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       Copyright © 2001-2010 Twisted Matrix Laboratories.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There  is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

                                   Dec 2003                          TWISTD(1)