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Add dropbox cli as a daemon on ArchLinux

Dropbox can be used as a free cloud backup solution but in order to do so, dropbox has to be added as a service/daemon, simply save the following script as dropboxd in /etc/rc.d/

#!/bin/bash

. /etc/rc.conf
. /etc/rc.d/functions

USER=YOUR_USER_NAME
DROPBOXD=/home/$USER/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
PID=$(pidof -o %PPID $DROPBOXD)
case "$1" in
  start)
    stat_busy "Starting dropboxd"
    [ -z "$PID" ] && sudo -u $USER $DROPBOXD &
    if [ $? -gt 0 ]; then
      stat_fail
    else
      add_daemon dropboxd
      stat_done
    fi
    ;;
  stop)
    stat_busy "Stopping dropboxd"
    [ ! -z "$PID" ]  && kill $PID &> /dev/null
    if [ $? -gt 0 ]; then
      stat_fail
    else
      rm_daemon dropboxd
      stat_done
    fi
    ;;
  restart)
    $0 stop
    sleep 1
    $0 start
    ;;
  *)
    echo "usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
esac
exit 0

Now add dropboxd to the daemon list in /etc/rc.conf and voila!

a bash script to control spawn-fcgi as a service

first create a file named “php-fastcgi” in /usr/bin/, suppose your spawn-fcgi is in /usr/bin/, don’t forget to chmod +x on the file

#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -a 127.0.0.1 -p 9000 -u www-data -f /usr/bin/php5-cgi

then create another file named “init-fastcgi” in /etc/init.d/ and run “sudo update-rc.d init-fastcgi defaults”

#!/bin/bash
PHP_SCRIPT=/usr/bin/php-fastcgi
RETVAL=0
case "$1" in
    start)
      $PHP_SCRIPT
      RETVAL=$?
  ;;
    stop)
      killall -9 php5-cgi
      RETVAL=$?
  ;;
    restart)
      killall -9 php5-cgi
      sleep 0.5
      $PHP_SCRIPT
      RETVAL=$?
  ;;
    *)
      echo "Usage: php-fastcgi {start|stop|restart}"
      exit 1
  ;;
esac
exit $RETVAL