Guard::Resque automatically starts/stops/restarts resque scheduler

forked from Guard::Resque


Please be sure to have Guard installed before continue.

Install the gem:

gem install guard-resque-scheduler

Add it to your Gemfile (inside test group):

gem 'guard-resque-scheduler'

Add guard definition to your Guardfile by running this command:

guard init resque-scheduler


Please read Guard usage doc.


guard 'resque-scheduler', :environment => 'development' do

Scheduler only needs to reload when the schedule changes, so point it there.


You can customize the resque task via the following options:

  • environment: the rails environment to run the workers in (defaults to nil)
  • task: the name of the rake task to use (defaults to "resque:scheduler")
  • verbose: whether to use verbose logging (defaults to nil)
  • trace: whether to include --trace on the rake command (defaults to nil)
  • stop_signal: how to kill the process when restarting (defaults to QUIT)


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested. Please create a topic branch for every separate change you make.

Testing the gem locally

gem install guard-resque-scheduler-0.x.x.gem

Building and deploying gem

  • Update the version number in lib/guard/resque-scheduler/version.rb
  • Update
  • Build the gem:

    gem build guard-resque-scheduler.gemspec

  • Push to

    gem push guard-resque-scheduler-0.x.x.gem

Guard::Delayed Authors

David Parry Dennis Reimann

Ideas for this gem came from Guard::WEBrick.

Guard::Resque Author

Jacques Crocker

I hacked this together from the guard-delayed gem for use with Resque. All credit go to the original authors though. I just search/replaced and tweaked a few things

Guard::ResqueScheduler Author

Dan Nichols

Hacked up Guard::Resque because I needed a simple way to launch the scheduler daemon. Mostly a search/replace, and I removed some of the resque options that didn't apply.