[arch-general] Anything to manage user daemons?

Owain Sutton mail at owainsutton.co.uk
Wed Jun 22 06:05:35 EDT 2011

How about using /etc/rc.d/ scripts with 'su user' to start the program as the 
relevant user (as per the rtorrent wiki suggestion, 
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rtorrent#rtorrent_Daemon_with_screen), and 
then sudo permissions to run 'sudo /etc/rc.d/foo start/stop' in .xinitrc and 

On 15:15, Mon 20 Jun 2011, XeCycle wrote:
> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:15:14 +0800
> From: XeCycle <xecycle at gmail.com>
> Subject: [arch-general] Anything to manage user daemons?
> To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>
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> Hello. I need to start several programs after login and
> after startx. Now I write these directly in my .bash_profile
> and .xinitrc; but I'm not satisfied with this. They cannot
> be easily stopped after logout. To do that I think I'd
> record their PID and kill them in .bash_logout, also need to
> take care when they're manually stopped, and all these
> related problems.
> So I think a set of scripts like the daemon managing from
> initscripts will be nice. But I can't write /etc/rc.d
> daemons, as they must be executed by a normal user.
> Has anyone written such a tool?
> Thank you.
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