maybe - control filesystem modifications before they occur

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename maybe_0.4.0-1_all.deb
Package name maybe
Package version 0.4.0
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 8.40 KB
Installed size 49.00 KB
maybe runs processes under the control of ptrace. When it intercepts
a system call that is about to make changes to the file system, it
logs that call, ignores the system call and indicates success to the
calling process.
After execution, maybe produces a report of all attempted changes to
the filesystem, and offers to re-run the process (without filtering
this time).


Package Version Architecture Repository
maybe_0.4.0-1_all.deb 0.4.0 all Ubuntu Universe
maybe - - -


Name Value
python-blessings -
python-ptrace -
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Type URL
Binary Package maybe_0.4.0-1_all.deb
Source Package maybe

Install Howto

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




2016-03-28 - Stephen Kitt <>
maybe (0.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release; disable pytest-runner for now since it's not
available in Debian and there are no tests yet.
* Clean up debian/control with cme.
* Standards-Version 3.9.7, no further change required.
2016-02-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
maybe (0.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. Closes: #814062.

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