python-setproctitle - A setproctitle implementation for Python (Python 2)

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: python-setproctitle
Package version: 1.1.8
Package release: 1build2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 45 B
Download size: 13.54 KB
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The library allows a process to change its title (as displayed by system tools such as ps and top). Changing the title is mostly useful in multi-process systems, for example when a master process is forked: changing the children's title allows to identify the task each process is busy with. The technique is used by PostgreSQL and the OpenSSH Server for example.



    Source package: python-setproctitle

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install python-setproctitle deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install python-setproctitle


    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/setproctitle-1.1.8.egg-info
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-setproctitle/HISTORY
    • /usr/share/doc/python-setproctitle/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/python-setproctitle/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/python-setproctitle/copyright


    2016-01-19 - Matthias Klose <> python-setproctitle (1.1.8-1build2) xenial; urgency=medium * No-change rebuild to drop python3.4 support.

    2015-07-23 - Steve Langasek <> python-setproctitle (1.1.8-1build1) wily; urgency=medium * No-change rebuild for python3.5 transition

    2014-06-08 - Matthew Grant <> python-setproctitle (1.1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low * New Upstream Release (Closes: #675423) * Adds Python3 support * Change to using dh_python2 and dh_python3

    2010-05-31 - Örjan Persson <> python-setproctitle (1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version. * Added missing dependency for python, thanks to Sven Joachim for reporting this (Closes: #584078). * Fixed problem when building package more than once, thanks to Jakub Wilk for reporting this (Closes: #583887). * Disabled tests for kfreebsd until setproctitle is fixed in libbsd.

    2010-05-27 - Örjan Persson <> python-setproctitle (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #583506).