ps-watcher - monitoring a system via ps-like commands

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename ps-watcher_1.08-9_all.deb
Package name ps-watcher
Package version 1.08
Package release 9
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 31.69 KB
Installed size 98.00 KB
This program runs the ps command periodically and triggers commands on matches.
The match patterns are Perl regular expressions which can refer to the process
information via variables.
For example it can be used to ensure that a daemon is running, or is not
running too many times. It can also be used to determine when a process has
consumed too many resources, perhaps due to a memory leak.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ps-watcher_1.08-9_all.deb 1.08 all Ubuntu Universe
ps-watcher - - -


Name Value
libconfig-inifiles-perl -
lsb-base -
perl:any -
procps -


Type URL
Binary Package ps-watcher_1.08-9_all.deb
Source Package ps-watcher

Install Howto

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




2019-01-24 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* [adb45ae] travis-ci: Use xenial image
* [910f8b9] d/control: Bump Standards-Version to 4.3.0, no changes needed
* [14f90dd] d/control: Priority extra is deprecated, using optional
2016-12-05 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* [0d63c8c] Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes needed
* [cb6a23c] travis-ci: don't install build-deps manual
* [97be247] travis-ci: build package with dpkg-buildpackage
* [6f42c4c] travis-ci: install ca-certificates to get certs for uscan
* [4717c8d] travis-ci: bypassing #687834
* [730cbe8] travis-ci: bypass certificate validation of uscan
* [0ab833e] travis-ci: Initial support for uploading releases to github
* [93f9a0b] travis-ci: Fix setting environment variables
* [f0203f7] Merging upstream changes of
* [14ced40] Updating copyright and author of debian/bin/
* [8110407] debian/control: reformating with warp-and-sort
* [ec7e507] travis-ci: grab actual used upstream version
* [bf74ead] travis-ci: Adding required arguments for trusty
* [c408d41] travis-ci: automatically install dependencies
* [e87e5a8] d/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8, no changes needed
* [f37bba0] d/control: Depend on lsb-base
* [e77e9ec] d/rules: Use dh_prep instead of 'dh_clean -k'
* [5d47daa] d/control: Droping perl-modules build dep
* [3f09626] travis-ci: Make use of travis.d.n
* [212f8e2] travis-ci: Testing stable too and fetching all tags
* [0ba1b56] travis-ci: Add my own trusty ppa for newer lintian
2014-03-10 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* [f2c7947] Update Vcs-headers to selfhosted VCS
* [a36ddd6] Ignore modifications of ps-watcher script
2014-03-02 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-6) unstable; urgency=low
* [9f9bacd] Add needed changes to patches/ps_binary
* [62ebac8] Adjusting clean target in debian/rules to completely cleanup
* [dc0bca0] Updating standards version to 3.9.4, no changes needed
* [6f0b2fa] Source init functions in init script
* [e5bc30b] Update debian/copyright to latest machine-readable format
* [d7faae5] Update Vcs-headers
* [b9b8758] Updating standards version to 3.9.5, no changes needed
* [a154d1a] Remove ps-watcher binary when making clean
* [9d9887c] travis-ci: Add travis-ci config
* [8ec3e39] travis-ci: Reorder and comment
* [7fab357] travis-ci: Add lintian checks after build
* [84de0bc] Remove asterisks from NEWS file
* [a4f22b3] Update VCS-* fields to current canonical URIs
* [1a95e5d] Remove obsolete lintian override file
2012-03-29 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix comparation in preinst script, realy (Closes: #666097)
2012-03-28 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend on procps, cause we need /bin/ps, thanks to Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn
(Closes: #666097)
2012-03-28 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3, no changes needed
* Raise debhelper version to 9
* Switch packaging format to "3.0 (quilt)"
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules
* Add patches/ps_binary to set ps_prog to "/bin/ps", thank to Gregory Davis
(Closes: 645791)
2010-03-10 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add "Copyright" to all copyrights in debian/copyright
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed
* Migrate Vcs-Fields over to
* Add 1.0 to debian/source/format
* refer README.Debian* in initscript (Closes: #523405)

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psensor-common_1.1.5-1ubuntu4_all.deb common files for Psensor and Psensor server
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psi-plus-common_1.4.554-1_all.deb common files for Psi+
psi-plus-l10n_1.4.554-1_all.deb localization files for Psi+