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Deiman is a Python utility class for daemonizing a process. It provides start and stop methods, as well as a method for retrieving running status information. Linux/Unix-only.

Project description

Deiman is a Python utility class for daemonizing a process. It has start and stop methods, as well as a method for retrieving running status information.

Linux/Unix-only.

Uses the Unix double fork method to fork your process to the background.

Installation

From PyPI

pip install deiman

Or

easy_install deiman

From GitHub

pip install -e git+git://github.com/kura/deiman.git#egg=deiman

From source

Download the latest tarball from PyPI or GitHub. Unpack and run:

python setup.py install

Usage

To use Deiman, you simply need to import the main Deiman class, passing a path to where you want the pid to be stored and call the start and stop methods as required:

from deiman import Deiman


d = Deiman("/tmp/a.pid")
d.start()

while True:
    print "This print will be hidden because I am daemonized"

Examples

See the examples directory for usage examples on GitHub.

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