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Let unprivileged processes easily restart/reload Nginx without sudo or setuid hacks
# run this as root
while [ 1 ]; do echo | nc -l -U /tmp/reload_nginx && /etc/init.d/nginx reload; done
# or as an upstart job
echo | nc -l -U /tmp/reload_nginx && /etc/init.d/nginx reload
end script
# now any process can run this or do the equivalent with sockets to trigger reload
nc -U /tmp/reload_nginx
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Brilliant ! :o)

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magnars commented Mar 17, 2015


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