Pies uses several files to keep its state information. The directory which hosts these files is called state directory, it is usually /var/pies or /usr/local/var/pies). The state directory can be configured at run time:
Set the program state directory.
The table below describes the files kept in the state directory. The
instance in this table stands for the
name (see instances). Usually, it is ‘pies’.
The PID file. It keeps the PID number of the running
The Quotation-of-the-day file. It is used by the ‘qotd’ built-in service (see qotd).
The following statements allow to redefine state file names.
Use them only if the defaults do not suit your needs, and neither
state-directory statement nor the --instance
option can help:
Sets the PID file name.
Sets the name of the ‘quotation-of-the-day’ file.
The following statements are retained for compatibility with earlier
pies versions. They are silently ignored: