The taskdctl program allows you to start and stop Taskserver. The TASKDDATA environment variable is used to locate the root data structure, and query the configuration to obtain the location of the pid file.
Taskdctl supports several commands:
- taskdctl start
Starts the server as a daemon, if it is not already running. It is harmless to run this command if the server is already running.
- taskdctl stop
Stops the server, if it is running. It is harmless to run this command if the server is not running.
- taskdctl restart
Stops the server, if it is running, then starts the server again. This is done by killing the server process. This will interrupt any current sync sessions, probably causing an error. It is harmless to run this command if the server is not running.
- taskdctl graceful
Stops the server, if it is running, by waiting for the server to go idle, then restarts the server again. This is done by sending SIGHUP signal to the server. This will not interrupt any current sync sessions. It is harmless to run this command if the server is not running.
- taskdctl status
Shows the status of the Taskserver, whether it is running or not.
Taskdctl requires that the TAKSDDATA environment variable be properly set. This is because the root data structure is accessed.
Credits & Copyrights
Copyright (C) 2010 - 2015, Göteborg Bit Factory.
Taskserver is distributed under the MIT license. See http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php for more information.
For more information regarding Taskserver, see the following:
- The official site at
- The official code repository at
- You can contact the project by emailing
- Bugs in Taskserver may be reported to the issue-tracker at