clockworkd man page

clockworkd — daemon executing clockwork scripts


clockworkd [-c FILE] [Options] {start|stop|restart|run}


clockworkd executes clockwork script as a daemon.

You will need the daemons gem to use clockworkd. It is not automatically installed, please install by yourself.


Alternate directory in which to store the process ids. Default is GEM_LOCATION/tmp.
-i, --identifier=STR
An identifier for the process. Default is clock file name.
-l, --log
Redirect both STDOUT and STDERR to a logfile named clockworkd[.identifier].output in the pid-file directory.
A specific directory to put the log files into. Default location is pid directory.
-m, --monitor
Start monitor process.
-c, --clock=FILE
Clock .rb file. Default is GEM_LOCATION/clock.rb.
-d, --dir=DIR
Directory to change to once the process starts
-h, --help
Show help message.


If you find a bug, please create an issue https://github.com/tomykaira/clockwork/….

For a bug fix or a feature request, please send a pull-request. Do not forget to add tests to show how your feature works, or what bug is fixed. All existing tests and new tests must pass (TravisCI is watching).


Created by Adam Wiggins.

Inspired by rufus-scheduler and resque-scheduler.

Design assistance from Peter van Hardenberg and Matthew Soldo.

Patches contributed by Mark McGranaghan and Lukáš Konarovský.

See Also



Ruby Gem clockwork August 2014