[Twisted-Python] Re: Passing extra arguments to twistd?

gary jefferson garyjefferson123 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 16:21:42 MST 2007

It's been a while since this was discussed on the list, but I also
have a use-case where extra args to twistd would be far more useful
than any other option.  I'm doing a little p2p thing (which I'm sure
is not all that uncommon), and of course I want to test aggregate
behavior of many instances, so I instantiate 100 or so on my own box.
Not being able to pass in extra args to twistd makes this obviously
painful, as it adds the extra step of creating a bunch of
configuration or a hoard of different tac files, whereas I can spit
out a simple script that spawns instances with much more ease and

Just something to chew on as you all think about adding such a feature
to twistd.


> On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 23:03:06 +0200, Terry Jones <terry at jon.es> wrote:
>> ...
>>Something like allowing
>>  $ twistd -twistedopts file -- extra args here...
>>would be nice. Or is there a better way to do this?
>.tac files _are_ configuration, so they don't _take_ configuration.  You
>should have so little code in your .tac file that it is neither burdensome
>nor distasteful to make a copy and change bits of it to meet particular
>configuration requirements.
>On the other hand, .tac files are far from the final word on configuration.
>They're just the last word Twisted has put in so far ;)  No doubt we'll see
>something better added at some future date.

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