Urchin Services Control Utility (urchinctl)
The Urchin Services Control utility, urchinctl, provides a means of starting and stopping the Urchin Scheduler and Urchin Webserver services. On UNIX-type systems, urchinctl is typically called from one of the system's boot-time scripts to automatically start up or shut down Urchin services.
The types of operations that urchinctl can perform are:
- Start, stop, or restart the scheduler or webserver (or both)
- Start the webserver on an alternate port
- Start the webserver with SSL encryption
urchinctl is located in the bin directory of the Urchin distribution.
Usage of the utility is as follows:
urchinctl -h (prints usage message and exits) urchinctl -v (prints version and exits) urchinctl [-e] [-p port] [[-s] | [-w]] actionwhere:
-e activates encryption (SSL) in the webserver -p specifies the port for the webserver to listen on -s performs the action on the Urchin scheduler ONLY -w performs the action on the Urchin webserver ONLYand action is one of:
start (starts the service(s)) stop (stops the service(s)) restart (stops and then starts the service(s)) status (displays webserver/scheduler runtime status)By default, the action is performed on both the webserver and the scheduler unless the "-s" or "-w" options are specified. Note that these options are mutually exclusive.
On UNIX-type systems, urchinctl should be run as the user/UID that Urchin is installed as to ensure that the urchinwebd and urchind processes are started as that UID.