node-red-contrib-bigexec 1.3.2

A Big Exec

npm install node-red-contrib-bigexec

"Big Exec" is a Big Node for node-red. It's used to execute command

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Installation

npm install node-red-contrib-bigexec

Principles for Big Nodes

See biglib for details on Big Nodes. Big Lib and subsequent Big Nodes are a family of nodes built for my own purpose. They are all designed to help me build a complete process for production purposes. For that I needed nodes able to:

  • Flow big volume of data (memory control, work with buffers)
  • Work with a flow of blocks (buffers) (multiple payload within a single job)
  • Tell what they are doing with extended use of statuses (color/message)
  • Use their second output for flow control (start/stop/running/status)
  • Reuse messages in order to propagate _msgid, topic
  • Depends on state of the art libraries for parsing (csv, xml, xlsxs, line, ...)
  • Acts as filters by default (1 payload = 1 action) or data generators (block flow)

All functionnalities are built under a library named biglib and all Big Nodes rely on it

Dependencies

biglib library for building node-red flows that supports blocks, high volume node-shell-quote quote and parse shell commands event-stream EventStream is like functional programming meets IO mustache to upgrade environment variables with templates

Capabilities

This now launches a command using spawn which gives 3 streams, 1 for stdin, 1 for stdout and 1 for stderr. This node can launch command which doesn't need any input or a single message as an input or a flow of messages if driven by a Big Node (with control messages)

  • It's possible to use payload as extra arguments to the command
  • It's possible to use another message property for extra arguments (in cas payload is stdin and the extra property means extra parameters)
  • It's possible to set minimum error codes in order to get a warning or error status for the node
  • It's possible to set extra environment variables in mustache form to complete existing one (example: { PATH: "{{PATH}}:." })
  • It's possible to tell which encoding is used for stdout for example, if the result of a command is in binary form to translate it to utf-8

Example flow files

Try pasting in the flow file below that shows the node behaviour

[{"id":"d5de2d26.2a21d","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"","command":"sh","commandArgs":"-c '(echo stdout; echo stderr >&2)'","minError":1,"minWarning":1,"cwd":"","shell":false,"extraArgumentProperty":"","envProperty":"","x":760,"y":300,"wires":[["5fc11ed1.a03ee"],["ea429413.15bd68"],["264e6051.d9b1a"]]},{"id":"f8c5aa9.f073a58","type":"debug","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"output","active":true,"console":"false","complete":"payload","x":570,"y":500,"wires":[]},{"id":"fe42cda2.01bd3","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"true","command":"true","commandArgs":"","minError":1,"minWarning":"","cwd":"","shell":false,"x":270,"y":100,"wires":[[],[],[]]},{"id":"9984f682.667b08","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"sh","command":"sh","commandArgs":"-c","minError":"8","minWarning":"1","cwd":"/tmp","shell":false,"extraArgumentProperty":"","envProperty":"","format":"utf8","payloadIs":"argument","x":710,"y":140,"wires":[[],[],[]]},{"id":"2bb9bf06.d4464","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"","topic":"","payload":"\"exit 0\"","payloadType":"str","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":550,"y":100,"wires":[["9984f682.667b08"]]},{"id":"89ba4484.7645b8","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"","topic":"","payload":"\"exit 1\"","payloadType":"str","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":550,"y":140,"wires":[["9984f682.667b08"]]},{"id":"15f3c5e6.ea0c3a","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"","topic":"","payload":"\"exit 8\"","payloadType":"str","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":550,"y":180,"wires":[["9984f682.667b08"]]},{"id":"64eb1fc.f9b14e","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"sleep","command":"sleep","commandArgs":"","minError":"8","minWarning":"1","cwd":"/tmp","shell":true,"extraArgumentProperty":"","envProperty":"","x":270,"y":380,"wires":[[],[],[]]},{"id":"f8e2ffe.f071d","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"","topic":"","payload":"10","payloadType":"num","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":110,"y":380,"wires":[["64eb1fc.f9b14e"]]},{"id":"84c0f395.7b3f1","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"True!","topic":"","payload":"","payloadType":"date","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":110,"y":100,"wires":[["fe42cda2.01bd3"]]},{"id":"8ec7d32f.71383","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"false","command":"false","commandArgs":"","minError":1,"minWarning":"","cwd":"","shell":false,"extraArgumentProperty":"","envProperty":"","x":270,"y":180,"wires":[[],[],[]]},{"id":"e80797ae.17f868","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"False!","topic":"","payload":"","payloadType":"date","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":110,"y":180,"wires":[["8ec7d32f.71383"]]},{"id":"c4498d7f.3bb67","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"Hello!","topic":"","payload":"Hello you!","payloadType":"str","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":110,"y":500,"wires":[["8d33cea7.72cc3"]]},{"id":"8d33cea7.72cc3","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"echo","command":"echo","commandArgs":"","minError":1,"minWarning":"","cwd":"","shell":false,"extraArgumentProperty":"","envProperty":"","format":"utf8","payloadIs":"argument","x":270,"y":500,"wires":[["d3ea0250.2c16"],[],[]]},{"id":"d3ea0250.2c16","type":"function","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"toString()","func":"msg.payload = msg.payload.toString()\nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":420,"y":500,"wires":[["f8c5aa9.f073a58"]]},{"id":"31646763.ce9b98","type":"bigexec","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"unknown","command":"/I/m/not/existing","commandArgs":"","minError":1,"minWarning":1,"cwd":"","shell":"","extraArgumentProperty":"","envProperty":"","x":280,"y":300,"wires":[[],[],[]]},{"id":"cb4518e9.34bae8","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"unknown","topic":"","payload":"","payloadType":"date","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":120,"y":300,"wires":[["31646763.ce9b98"]]},{"id":"6f6db996.909248","type":"debug","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"stdout","active":true,"console":"false","complete":"payload","x":1110,"y":240,"wires":[]},{"id":"d12de8f8.2ed218","type":"debug","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"stderr","active":true,"console":"false","complete":"payload","x":1110,"y":360,"wires":[]},{"id":"4dfd7668.b20288","type":"inject","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"sample echo","topic":"","payload":"3","payloadType":"num","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":570,"y":300,"wires":[["d5de2d26.2a21d"]]},{"id":"ea429413.15bd68","type":"function","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"rc","func":"if (msg.control && (msg.control.state == 'end' || msg.control.state == 'error')) return { payload: msg.control.rc }","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":950,"y":300,"wires":[["c9d0ae96.362f5"]]},{"id":"c9d0ae96.362f5","type":"debug","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"rc","active":true,"console":"false","complete":"payload","x":1110,"y":300,"wires":[]},{"id":"d7d24f0d.282db","type":"comment","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"Sample usage of Big Exec (Linux / Mac) command lines","info":"","x":240,"y":40,"wires":[]},{"id":"5fc11ed1.a03ee","type":"function","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"toString()","func":"msg.payload = msg.payload.toString()\nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":960,"y":240,"wires":[["6f6db996.909248"]]},{"id":"264e6051.d9b1a","type":"function","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"toString()","func":"msg.payload = msg.payload.toString()\nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":960,"y":360,"wires":[["d12de8f8.2ed218"]]},{"id":"e3dc229b.1c23e","type":"comment","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"Big Line should be better here","info":"","x":1020,"y":180,"wires":[]},{"id":"1b1197e8.e4ee68","type":"comment","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"Showing 3 states statuses","info":"","x":770,"y":80,"wires":[]},{"id":"85fee1ad.7a012","type":"comment","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"Sending data through stdin","info":"","x":330,"y":460,"wires":[]},{"id":"e9635a5.f169ca8","type":"comment","z":"f29bfab4.0d6408","name":"Unknow command","info":"","x":310,"y":260,"wires":[]}]

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Author

  • Jacques W

License

This code is Open Source under an Apache 2 License.

You may not use this code except in compliance with the License. You may obtain an original copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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Node Info

Version: 1.3.2
Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
License: Apache-2.0

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Nodes

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