Sendanor Pipeline Runner

Usage no npm install needed!

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Pipeline Processor for NodeJS v8 and newer.

For the library, check out @sendanor/pipeline.

For the documentation about our pipeline format, see Getting started with Pipeline model.

What are pipelines?

Minimal pipeline step is just a single instruction to run a command:

  "name": "Print_date",
  "command": "date"

This step runs a date command.

Full pipeline may contain multiple stages, jobs and steps:

  "name": "TestPipeline",
  "stages": [
      "name": "Print_stuff_1",
      "jobs": [
          "name": "Print_date",
          "steps": [
              "name": "Print_date",
              "command": "date"

Install the command line tool

Install in your project:

npm i --save @sendanor/pipeline-runner

...or install globally:

npm i -g @sendanor/pipeline-runner


USAGE: nor-pipeline-runner ARG(1) [...ARG(N)]

Executes instructions from various sources.

Instructions in the resource may be type of:

...where ARG is one of:

Instructions from HTTP or HTTPS resource:

http[s]:// [ USER:PASSWORD@ | _bearer:ACCESS_TOKEN@ ] HOSTNAME [:PORT] [/PATH]

The resource will be executed once loaded.

Optionally uses HTTP Basic Authentication if USER and PASSWORD is provided.

Optionally uses Bearer Token Authentication if ACCESS_TOKEN is provided.

See also PIPELINE_AUTHENTICATION environment variable.

Instructions from a Matrix room:

 matrix:// [ USER:PASSWORD@ | [_bearer:]ACCESS_TOKEN@ ] SERVER [/ POOL]

Will look up work items to do from Matrix.

If the agent belongs to multiple pools (which are Matrix rooms), and no pool is defined, one will be picked up by random.

If multiple work items are available, one will be picked by random.

Uses Bearer authentication with ACCESS_TOKEN by default. Optionally will log in Matrix using USER and PASSWORD.

See also PIPELINE_AUTHENTICATION and PIPELINE_SERVER environment variable.

Instructions from the local system:


The resource will be loaded from the local filesystem and executed.

...and OPT is one of:

Short Long Description
-h --help Print help
-v --version Print version
-w --wait Waits for work to appear if no work is available
-- Disables option parsing

Environment variables:


The default Matrix server.

By default, io.nor.fi.

  • _bearer:ACCESS_TOKEN
  • ALL
  • INFO (default)
  • WARN
  • NONE

Installing as an agent using Docker

Build the container image:

git clone https://github.com/sendanor/pipeline-runner.git pipeline-runner
cd pipeline-runner
docker build -t pipeline-runner .

Next create a local environment file, for example ~/.nor-pipeline/agent1.env, and save your agent's access token in it:


Make sure file permissions are secure:

chmod 700 ~/.nor-pipeline
chmod 600 ~/.nor-pipeline/agent1.env

Then start an agent container named agent-1:

docker run \
  --detach \
  --name=agent-1 \
  --restart=always \
  --env-file ~/.nor-pipeline/agent1.env \

If you also need access to your local SSH key (using ssh-agent), then add --volume $SSH_AUTH_SOCK:/ssh-agent --env SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/ssh-agent:

docker run \
  --detach \
  --name=agent-1 \
  --volume $SSH_AUTH_SOCK:/ssh-agent \
  --env SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/ssh-agent \
  --restart=always \
  --env-file ~/.nor-pipeline/agent1.env \

Stop & remove the agent-1 container:

docker update --restart=no agent-1
docker stop agent-1
docker rm agent-1

Check which containers are running:

docker ps

You can also attach to the container:

docker attach agent-1

It's MIT licenced

It doesn't have any runtime dependencies

Except NodeJS LTS v8 or newer.

It compiles as a single standalone 164 kB script

Including all the dependencies as well!

It's well tested

Our unit tests exists beside the code. To run tests, check out our test repository @sendanor/test.

We don't have traditional releases

This project evolves directly to our git repository in an agile manner.

Stable releases available for a commercial customer

For tailored commercial release, you may contact our sales.

General rule for pricing is 500 € (or $600) / feature. One full stable release containing multiple components is 8000 €.

The payment includes a month of agile development with the customer, and a year of support for that release branch.

Build the source

npm run build