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17  
18  package org.apache.commons.daemon;
19  
20  
21  /**
22   * Defines a set of methods that a Daemon instance can use to
23   * communicate with the Daemon container.
24   *
25   * @author Pier Fumagalli
26   * @version $Id: DaemonContext.java 1204006 2011-11-19 16:09:15Z ggregory $
27   */
28  public interface DaemonContext
29  {
30  
31      /**
32       * Returns  <code>DaemonController</code> object that can be used
33       * to control the <code>Daemon</code> instance that this
34       * <code>DaemonContext</code> is passed to.
35       */
36      public DaemonController getController();
37  
38      /**
39       * Returns an array of <code>String</code> arguments supplied by
40       * the environment.  corresponding to the array of arguments given
41       * in the <code>public static void main()</code> method used as an
42       * entry point to most other java programs.
43       */
44      public String[] getArguments();
45  
46  }
47