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Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Job Scheduler    
Latest version: v1.5.0

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Leprechaun

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Leprechaun is tool where you can schedule your recurring tasks to be performed over and over.

In Leprechaun tasks are recipes, lets observe simple recipe file which is written using YAML syntax.

File is located in recipes directory which can be specified in configs.ini configurational file. For all possible settings take a look here

By definition there are 3 types of recipes, the ones that can be scheduled, the others that can be hooked and last ones that use cron pattern for scheduling jobs, they are similiar regarding steps but have some difference in definition

First we will talk about scheduled recipes and they are defined like this:

name: job1 // name of recipe
definition: schedule // definition of which type is recipe
schedule:
    min: 0 // every min
    hour: 0 // every hour
    day: 0 // every day
steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - touch ./test.txt
    - echo "Is this working?" > ./test.txt
    - mv ./test.txt ./imwondering.txt

If we set something like this

schedule:
    min: 10 // every min
    hour: 2 // every hour
    day: 2 // every day

Task will run every 2 days 2 hours and 10 mins, if we put just days to 0 then it will run every 2 hours and 10 mins

name: job2 // name of recipe
definition: hook // definition of which type is recipe
id: 45DE2239F // id which we use to find recipe
steps:
    - echo "Hooked!" > ./hook.txt

Hooked recipe can be run by sending request to {host}:{port}/hook?id={id_of_recipe} on which Leprechaun server is listening, for example localhost:11400/hook?id=45DE2239F.

Recipes that use cron pattern to schedule tasks are used like this:

name: job3 // name of recipe
definition: cron // definition of which type is recipe
pattern: * * * * *
steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - touch ./test.txt
    - echo "Is this working?" > ./test.txt
    - mv ./test.txt ./imwondering.txt

Steps also support variables which syntax is $variable, and those are environment variables ex: $LOGNAME and in our steps it will be available as $LOGNAME. We can now rewrite our job file and it will look like something like this:

name: job1 // name of recipe
definition: schedule
schedule:
    min: 0 // every min
    hour: 0 // every hour
    day: 0 // every day
steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - echo "Is this working?" > $LOGNAME

Usage is very straightforward, you just need to start client and it will run recipes you defined previously.

Steps also can be defined as sync/async tasks which is defined by ->, but keep in mind that steps in recipes are performed by linear path because one that is not async can block other from performing, lets take this one as example

steps:
- -> ping google.com
- echo "I will not wait above task to perform, he is async so i will start immidiatelly"

but in this case for example first task will block performing on any task and all others will hang waiting it to finish

steps:
- ping google.com
- -> echo "I need to wait above step to finish, then i can do my stuff"

Step Pipe

Output from one step can be passed to input of next step:

name: job1 // name of recipe
definition: schedule
schedule:
    min: 0 // every min
    hour: 0 // every hour
    day: 0 // every day
steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - echo "Pipe this to next step" }>
    - cat > piped.txt

As you see, first step is using syntax }> at the end, which tells that this command output will be passed to next command input, you can chain like this how much you want.

Step Failure

Since steps are executed linear workers doesn't care if some of the commands fail, they continue with execution, but you get notifications if you did setup those configurations. If you want that workers stop execution of next steps if some command failes you can specifify it with ! like in example:

name: job1 // name of recipe
definition: schedule
schedule:
    min: 0 // every min
    hour: 0 // every hour
    day: 0 // every day
steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - ! echo "Pipe this to next step" }>
    - cat > piped.txt

If first step fails, recipe will fail and all other steps wont be executed

Remote step execution

Steps can be handled by your local machine using regular syntax, if there is any need that you want specific step to be executed by some remote machine you can spoecify that in step provided in example under, syntax is rmt:some_host, leprechaun will try to communicate with remote service that is configured on provided host and will run this command at that host.

name: job1 // name of recipe
definition: schedule
schedule:
    min: 0 // every min
    hour: 0 // every hour
    day: 0 // every day
steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - rmt:some_host echo "Pipe this to next step"

Note that also as regular step this step also can pipe output to next step, so something like this is possible also:

steps: // steps are done from first to last
    - rmt:some_host echo "Pipe this to next step" }>
    - rmt:some_other_host grep -a "Pipe" }>
    - cat > stored.txt

Installation

Go to leprechaun directory and run make install, you will need sudo privileges for this. This will install scheduler, cron, and webhook services.

To install remote service run make install-remote-service, this will create leprechaunrmt binary.

Build

Go to leprechaun directory and run make build. This will build scheduler, cron, and webhook services.

To build remote service run make build-remote-service, this will create leprechaunrmt binary.

Starting/Stopping services

To start leprechaun just simply run it in background like this : leprechaun &

For more available commands run leprechaun --help

Lepretools

For cli tools take a look here

Testing

To run tests with covarage make test, to run tests and generate reports run make test-with-report files will be generated in coverprofile dir. To test specific package run make test-package package=[name]