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Query Unix signals

Project description

SignalsDB is an MIT-licensed library written in Python providing a simple way to query a curated database of Unix signals.

Usage:

To explain a Unix signal based on the integer id:

>>> from signalsdb.api import explain
>>> explain(13)
{'action': 'kill',
 'description': 'write on a pipe with no reader',
 'id': 13,
 'signal': 'SIGPIPE'}

Then to query the signals DB based on the signal name or action in a case insensitive way using regexes:

>>> from signalsdb.api import search
>>> search(signal='sigp\w', action='kill')
[{'action': 'kill',
  'description': 'write on a pipe with no reader',
  'id': 13,
  'signal': 'SIGPIPE'},
 {'action': 'kill',
  'description': 'profiling timer alarm',
  'id': 27,
  'signal': 'SIGPROF'}]

Installation:

From PyPI:

$ pip install signalsdb

For hacking on SignalsDB it is recommended that you install from the git repository:

$ git clone git@github.com:eugene-eeo/signalsdb.git
$ cd signalsdb
$ pip install .

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