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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.

       -l, --logger <fully qualified python name>
              A  fully-qualified name to a log observer factory to use for the
              initial  log  observer.  Takes  precedence  over  --logfile  and

       --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.

              Log to syslog instead of a file.

              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 © 2001-2011 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 2011                          TWISTD(1)