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System Name: pies
Name: GNU Pies
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The name pies (pronounced "p-yes") stands for Program Invocation and Execution Supervisor. This utility starts and controls execution of external programs, called components. Each component is a stand-alone program, which is executed in the foreground. Upon startup, pies reads the list of components from its configuration file, starts them, and remains in the background, controlling their execution. When any of the components terminates, pies restarts it. Its configuration allows to specify actions other than simple restart, depending on the exit code of the component.

Pies can also be used as init daemon - the first process started during booting. The configuration can be supplied both as a traditional /etc/inittab file or as a native GNU pies configuration file, which gives much more flexibility. The control interface provides extensive monitoring and management capabilities.

Registration Date: Tue 13 Oct 2009 11:37:00 AM EEST
License: GNU General Public License V3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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Version 1.4
     posted by gray, Tue 02 Jul 2019 05:02:06 PM EEST - 0 replies

Version 1.4 of GNU pies is available available for download.

New in this release:

New option --no-init

The --no-init option instructs pies not to switch to init mode if its PID is 1. Use this option if you run pies as a process manager in a ...

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Version 1.3 released
     posted by gray, Sat 01 Oct 2016 02:00:49 PM EEST - 0 replies

GNU pies version 1.3 is available for download from the Main GNU.ORG and GNU.ORG.UA archives.

The main new feature of this release: GNU pies can now be used as init process ...

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Version 1.2
     posted by gray, Sat 12 Dec 2009 07:00:45 PM EET - 0 replies

Version 1.2 is available for download. This is first release as part of GNU Project. Most iportant changes in this version:

  • First release as a GNU package.
  • Full inetd support, including support for the inetd.conf configuration file. ...

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Version 1.1
     posted by gray, Tue 20 Oct 2009 04:59:34 PM EEST - 0 replies

Version 1.1 available for download.

New in this version:

  • Account for eventual inaccuracies of the system clock.
  • Improved documentation.
  • Added Polish and Ukrainian translations.

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