Run XMLNuke modules and classes in command line as batches and daemon/service

dev-master 2015-05-14 19:20 UTC


Enables run an existing XMLNuke module from the command line without to make changes in your module.


Project Level

composer require "byjg/xmlnuke-cmdline=dev-master"

Entire System

composer global require "byjg/xmlnuke-cmdline=dev-master"


The syntax is:

runxmlnuke.php SCRIPT PARAMETERS

for example:

runxmlnuke.php xmlnuke <FOLDER_APP> module=Lesson1.Sample1 raw=json xpath=//mediaitem

The parameter SCRIPT can be:

  • xmlnuke - Run a typical XMLNuke module with all parameters
  • ws - Run a class that implements a SOAP interface. See more here.
  • daemon - Create a Linux Daemon Service. More details below.

Running a SOAP Service

The SOAP service in command line only work invoking the web method through a GET request. The command line will be something like:

runxmlnuke.php ws <FOLDER_APP> ws=/Lesson1.SOAP.SampleWebService svc=getEcho "text=Some Text"

Create Daemon/Services with XMLNuke

A Service is a program that runs infinitely. You can create a service in XMLNuke by implementing a class with a method execute(). This method, does not need to create a Loop. XMLNuke will do a loop for you.


namespace Lesson1\Classes;

class Service
	protected $loop = 0;

	public function execute()
		echo $this->loop ."\n";

		return true;


This method must return true to continue the service or false to stop it. To run this daemon:

sudo runxmlnuke.php daemon service=Lesson1.Classes.Service &

The service will run silently, but will create TWO log files:

  • /var/log/xmlnuke.daemon/Lesson1.Classes.Service.log - All output from the service
  • /var/log/xmlnuke.daemon/Lesson1.Classes.Service.error.log - All errors generated by the service.

Create a init service

You can create a service in the Linux system just copying this file inside the folder /etc/init

Example: sample.conf

description "Sample Daemon"
author      "JG"

# used to be: start on startup
# until we found some mounts weren't ready yet while booting:
start on started mountall
stop on shutdown

# Automatically Respawn:
respawn limit 99 5

exec /opt/xmlnuke/utils/cmdline/ daemon <FOLDER_YOUR_APP> service=Lesson1.Classes.Service

Now you can start or stop the service using:

service sample start


service sample stop

Putting all together