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py-setproctitle is a library that allows a Python process to change its title, as displayed by system tools such as ps and top. Changing the title is useful in multi-process systems, for example when a master process is forked: changing the child's title allows you to identify the task each process is busy with. It is based on PostgreSQL's multi-platform implementation.

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Porting setproctitle to Python3 25 Jun 2010

Just starting an effort to port the extension module to Python 3. The Python 3 porting is mostly motivated by a renewed interest in including a met...

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  •  24 Oct 2013 13:13

    Release Notes: Support for Python 2.4, and a fix for a build issue on Mac OS X 10.9.

    •  20 Feb 2013 00:42

      Release Notes: This release adds PyPy support.

      •  27 Apr 2012 19:24

        Release Notes: The module can be compiled on Windows again (issue #21).

        •  23 Mar 2012 21:59

          Release Notes: No module bugfix, but a packaging one: release 1.1.4 didn't include README and HISTORY files. They are now included.

          •  15 Mar 2012 21:28

            Release Notes: The module now works correctly in embedded Python (for instance, in mod_wsgi). It now has debug output support always compiled in (the variable SPT_DEBUG can be used to emit the debugging log).


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