Alternatives for Tanuki Java Service Wrapper

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I would like to know your recommendations for an alternative for Tanuki Java service wrapper. I wanted an alternative whose configurations can easily be ported; giving me additional functions and features would also be great.

Hope you can suggest any.

Thank you.

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Alternatives for Tanuki Java Service Wrapper


Here is one alternative YAJSW is a java centric implementation of the java service wrapper by tanuki (JSW).
It aims at being mostly configuration compliant with the original. It should therefore be easy to switch from JSW to YAJSW.


  • Wrap any native executable, java process or groovy script and run it as windows service or linux daemon
  • Easy Platform Independent installation of services/daemons
  • Platform independent configuration
  • Support for platform specific configuration
  • Wild card for classpath directories and files
  • Capture console output, log it, trigger scripts or restart process on output matching regular expressions
  • Monitor and automatically restart hanging or crashed process
  • Trigger process execution and termination  at specific cycles, times or scriptable conditions
  • Embed the wrapper within java applications
  • Read from process output or write to process input
  • Support for RunAs / sudo
  • Support for System Tray Icon. Display tray messages from a groovy script, for example in case of exceptions. Monitoring Console.
  • Support for generation of configuration file
  • Windows Cluster aware
  • Support for remote network launching
  • Support for jnlp configuration
  • Windows Session0 support
  • License: LGPL

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