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Easily daemonize your python projects

Project Description

Need to daemonize your Python2.7 projects? Matt Daemon has you covered.


  • superuser (root) enforcement. Your script either requires it or it doesn’t. You choose!
    • If these checks fail, the script will exit with a status of 1.
  • Uses the double-fork magic of UNIX to daemonize.



  • This is designed for CLI scripts, because it decouples from the parent environment and all.
  • Includes annoying messages when you use root to run a script.
  • daemon.start() and daemon.stop() don’t print messages. You’ll have to decide what to print, if anything.
  • MIT Licensed code, so you’re free to do whatever you want with this. Sell it, steal it, improve it, anything at all!

Running / Usage

  • Add the script to your dependencies, it’s on pypi! (pip install mattdaemon)
  • Documentation is available on readthedocs, so check there for usage.


If a feature you need is lacking, you know a better way to do something, or you just want to be nice and give out your stars, feel free to visit the mattdaemon git repo; it’s open source and MIT licensed!


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